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More than 33000 persons belonging to more than 26,000 families have been affected due to floods in Batticaloa, Trincomalee and several other districts in the island, the Disaster Management Center reported today.


Six hundred and fifty five families have been sheltered in six camps in Batticaloa which is providing relief supplies.
 

Meanwhile several sluice gates were opened in tanks located in Anuradhapura due to the prevailing heavy rain in the area, 09 Sluice gate were opened in the Rajanganaya tank and 02 Sluice gate were opened in Kalawewa. (Gandhya Senanayake)

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  • Kotte Kusum Saturday, 25 December 2010 12:29 PM

    Why buy arms now? Can't we spend the money to prevent these type of problems??

    Lamaya Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:08 PM

    It happens all over the world! Its called a natural disaster.. stop being so negative all the time!

    anemagekata Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:09 PM

    Paddy fields washed away and the much publicized "paan piti thrasthawadaya" goes silent.

    tom Saturday, 25 December 2010 05:51 PM

    entire world is suffering from extreme whether , global worming is taking its shape. we can expect worst in the future

    menaka Saturday, 25 December 2010 07:15 PM

    why do you have to drag in politics for everything? come on!

    citizen1 Saturday, 25 December 2010 08:08 PM

    F1 is priority, not drainage system!

    janasaviya Sunday, 26 December 2010 05:25 AM

    Future? Tom. we are experiencing the worse now. Entire world is effected by adverse weather due to so called global warming. But here we suffer not only from the weather or climatic condition. We are cant protect ourselves, we are that dumb and we keep praise the king.

    Cheena Pattas Saturday, 25 December 2010 10:20 AM

    The miracle of Asia. Every shower we have thousands displaced. Suba Anagathayake!!

    Heamu Saturday, 25 December 2010 10:23 AM

    Surely all Kalagolays of MR will prevent all disasters next.. next .. next year like floods in Colombo.


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