Floods displace thousands

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Two people have been killed and 62,068 persons representing 20,336 families have been affected as a result of the floods experienced in many parts of the island, the Disaster Management Centre said.

DMC said that 6244 persons who were affected due to floods are in 56 camps situated in the island. Two deaths were reported from Matara and Welimada who had drowned and eight others were also injured. 188 houses were sustained extensive damaged while 1237 houses were partially damaged in the past few weeks due to rain.

In the Killinochchi district, 19 camps have been set up to accommodate the persons in the area who worst affected by the floods. In addition camps have also been set up in Hambanthota, Nuwara Eliya, Puttalam, Gampaha, Kandy and Vavuniya Districts.

830 families had been displaced in Hambanthota District, 194 families in the Kurunegala District, 78 families in the Kandy District, 1176 families in the Puttalam District, 2225 families in the Gampaha District, 7533 families in the Mannar District, 1218 families in the Vavuniya Distrcit1405 families in the Jaffna District, 3330 families in the Killinochchi District and 1120 families in the Mullaitivu District have been affected due to floods according to the DMC.  (Supun Dias)

  Comments - 7

  • Apsara Sunday, 05 December 2010 05:03 PM

    MAY ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS OUR MOTHERLAND FROM NATURAL DISASTERS.

    EVERYBODY HAS TO DO REPENTANCE FOR THEIR SINS IN THE PAST AND AVOID TO DO THE SAME IN THE FUTURE. BY DOING SO ONLY THEY CAN PREVENT SUCH PUNISHMENTS FROM ALMIGHTY.

    Apsara

    Humble Citizen Sunday, 05 December 2010 08:27 PM

    Looking got help from the invisible hand when all has failed.

    Ranil Monday, 06 December 2010 01:47 AM

    I am glad to see that this rain flood has spread through out Sri Lanka, becuase we can't let the Northern people suffer any longer.

    meranchi Monday, 06 December 2010 03:31 AM

    that is natural disasters no one can avoid only prevent globally suffering

    Labby Monday, 06 December 2010 04:41 AM

    Is it raining in any other part of the world during these days ? Read between the lines.

    Just Another Citizen Monday, 06 December 2010 05:59 AM

    No parliamentarians are concerned about whats happening. They were only concerned that the Parliament Complex got flooded and assigned a committee to look into it.

    Wimal_Modawansa Sunday, 05 December 2010 02:50 PM

    The curse has returned from the U.K.


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