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By Gandhya Senanayake

More than 364,854 persons belonging to more than 97,144 families have been affected due to floods and heavy rain in Ampara, Batticaloa, Trincomalee and several other districts in the North and East, while more than 16,117  are currently housed in displaced camps, the Disaster Management Center said.
 

Four thousand and thirty one families have been sheltered in camps in Batticaloa, Trincomalee  and Kilinochchi Districts. 63 camps located in these districts are providing relief supplies to those affected by floods and rain.

More than 1437 houses were fully damaged and 3562 were partially damaged due to floods in these Districts.  Two deaths were also reported during this period. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • YURI Saturday, 01 January 2011 07:10 PM

    The video which the world now days watching are not only tamils.. fact is tamils and Sri lankan are never was on one boat.

    meranchi Saturday, 01 January 2011 03:22 AM

    natural disaster whole the world must face but government must support the affect people to over come ....i

    YURI Saturday, 01 January 2011 05:18 AM

    Are they Sri Lankans or Tamils?

    oyage podi guru Saturday, 01 January 2011 08:15 AM

    They are probably both.
    Your comment serves no purpose other than to irritate readers.


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