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Floods displace 260,000

Nov 12, 2010 4:44:19 AM - itnnews.lk

The Disaster Management Centre said that 260 thousand people have been displaced due to the floods in Colombo, Kotte and Ratmalana areas.

The Disaster Management Centre said that they are staying in 16 welfare centres. The Government has taken measures to provide them urgent relief. Several progammes were launched under the patronage of Minister of Disaster Management A.H.M. Fowzie under the direction of the President. The people have been provided food, shelter and medical facilities under these programmes. Several houses have been damaged due to the floods. The Government is considering renovating the houses as well. Water clogged in schools is also being removed. The Government has released the required funds in this connection.

Parliamentary sessions were obstructed due to floods yesterday. The Disaster Management Centre said that the flood situation is expected to ease by this afternoon although the Met Department has forecast rains in the evening