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Flood victims returning home

Nov 12, 2010 12:24:31 PM - itnnews.lk

Families displaced by floods are returning to their homes. The number displaced by floods has come down to 20,000.

Work is continuing to bring normality to areas that were hindered by torrential rain. The Disaster Management has called on the affected families to contact the Centre if they further need assistance. Flood waters had not completely receded in Wellampitiya, Kolonnawa, Dematagoda, environs of the Kettarama Stadium, Stace Road Grandpass, Serpentime Road in Grandpass, Lake Road in Rajagiriya, Kotikawatte and Maligawatte in the Colombo District. Also water remains stagnated in several areas in the Sri Jayawardenepura Zone. The Disaster Management Centre took the initiative of providing temporary tents to the affected families. Colombo District Secretary Joseph Sylvester said 13 million rupees was to provide disaster relief services in his District.

Kalutara District Secretary S. Hapuarachchi said that the situation in his District was improving. 3662 families were impacted by floods 11 houses were totally damaged while 271 houses were partially damaged. He said that water was stagnant in several low lying areas. Cooked meals were provided to the displaced.

District Secretaries of Gampaha, Matara and Kegalla said that flood waters in their areas had subsided and day to day life was normal.