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Over 100,000 affected by floods

7 December 2010 02:30 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Gandhya Senanayake

Over 100,000 persons have been affected due to the prevailing floods and heavy rain in the island, while more than 7700 were displaced and three deaths were reported, the Emergency Operation Centre of the Disaster Management Centre told Daily Mirror online

138037 persons of   26313 families have been affected due to the rain while three persons were killed and eight were injured. The most number of persons were affected in the Mannar District affecting more than 33000 persons. Kilinochchi, Hambantota and Jaffna were also severely affected.

48 IDP camps have been set up in several Districts to assist the displaced and affected, the Disaster Management Centre said. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 8

  • Sammy Tuesday, 07 December 2010 06:18 PM

    Our prayers for the innocent people who are badly affected by these incessant rains.

    Thas Wednesday, 08 December 2010 12:57 AM

    Good chance for someone from the govt of SL to make money.

    kusalani T Wednesday, 08 December 2010 02:24 AM

    yes i hope so...

    pbj Wednesday, 08 December 2010 02:32 AM

    That is why consequently the poor MPs are ready to get a little bit of insurance coverage.

    dbb Tuesday, 07 December 2010 02:34 PM

    Hope no more deaths occur due to these floods

    Prophet John Tuesday, 07 December 2010 02:38 PM

    AHM Fawzy, its over to u now......

    pbj Tuesday, 07 December 2010 02:41 PM

    Who is the traitor that makes this flood to annoyance even the city dwellers ? JJ ? Deputy ? or Ranil himself this time?

    winnie Tuesday, 07 December 2010 03:42 PM

    What floods,
    What displacements?
    See the tanks and wewas are overflowing!!!
    see the beauty of sluice gates throwing water sky high shown in the TV.
    All because of MRs luck after 12 years.water overflowing and next year abundant harvest, this year( badagini) no harvest.
    Then there is the Oxford issue, Karu J issue,JJ issue,to forget the Cost Of Living and pay hikes ect

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