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 Post subject: Heavy rains and floods in Sri Lanka
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:28 am 
Heavy rains and floods in Sri Lanka
Over 90,000 people displaced

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@ LL/ Sunday, 26 October 2008

Heavy rains and floods last few days have displaced over 90,000 people in five districts in Sri Lanka. The government has made arrangements to provide relief through government agents to flood victims in those districts.

About 18,082 families comprising 76,760 persons have been affected in Kalutara, Gampaha, Matara, Galle in the west and Puttalam Districts in northern Sri Lanka.

An allocation of Sri Lankan rupees 6.3 million has already been made by the Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services Ministry to be given to the District Secretaries, according to officials.

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As a result of the rainy weather followed by floods, 16 houses have been completely damaged and 68 houses partially damaged.

Torrential rains have ceased at the moment but the Sri Lankan Meteorology Department expects some thunder showers in selected areas.

The minister instructed Government Agents to take immediate action to clear areas inundated with rain water by releasing the water in low lying areas if necessary making use of backhoe machines for trench digging.

Meanwhile, the government has appointed a steering committee in the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) to monitor flash floods in the city.

The main objective is to minimise the loss of lives and damage of property, an official said.

Thenumber affected is as follows: Attanagalle (1,286), Gampaha (1,925), Ja-ela(12,550), Katana (13,380), Kelaniya (3,435), Mahara (333), Minuwangoda(1,006), Negombo (2,241) and Wattala (31,000). Twenty-two camps have beenset up to accommodate flood victims in Gampaha, Matara and the Puttalamareas.

Puttalam is the second flood affected division after Gampaha with 2,781families and 11,064 persons rendered homeless.Residents of Ja-ela have complained that the water level at the Dandugama-Oya has risen threatening nearly 500 families living in the Galigam-Kotogoda area.




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