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By Gandhya Senanayake

More than 588,014 persons belonging to more than 157,738 families have been affected due to floods and heavy rain in Ampara, Batticaloa and Polonnaruwa Districts, while 1207 families are currently housed in 18 IDP camps, the Disaster Management Center reported.
 
4685 families have been sheltered in camps in Batticaloa, Ampara and Polonnaruwa Districts. 18 camps located in these districts are providing relief supplies to those affected by floods and rain.

More than 669 houses were fully damaged and 2631 were partially damaged due to floods.  Three deaths and seven personal injuries were also reported till yesterday.

The Situation in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura and Matara Districts has normalized according to the DMC. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Mara wedek ne! Saturday, 08 January 2011 09:41 AM

    why our good friend Ahemedijad from Iran is also another example!

    pasel Saturday, 08 January 2011 10:21 AM

    Another War on flood,


    Top officials will make the wealth out of poor people

    Kotte Kusum. Sunday, 09 January 2011 08:20 PM

    Let us pray for this poor people first. All these are man made too. When our MPs get free land and build big big houses with planing properly and do not care for the environment this what happens. First the poor and next will be them. God is up there Watching every thing.

    anemagekata Saturday, 08 January 2011 12:43 PM

    Rains wash away paan piti thrasthawadaya!!

    Paan and Parippu costs less than rice and pol sambol.

    R Sunday, 09 January 2011 04:29 AM

    There are severe winds, rain and floods in Batticaloa, where I am writing from. It is almost like a hurricane. But I checked our met department website and it has no warning for us,

    POP3 Saturday, 08 January 2011 05:46 AM

    poor people

    TH Saturday, 08 January 2011 05:46 AM

    take care of them dear president

    TH333 Saturday, 08 January 2011 05:46 AM

    Hope this weather will end soon

    ABC Saturday, 08 January 2011 05:57 AM

    sure...
    he will take care of them. he will start another helping hambanthota like account soon.

    vicky Saturday, 08 January 2011 07:06 AM

    Hugo Chavez left his palace for flood victims and used a tent instead (maybe to show the world how caring he is, yet he did so).


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