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Sri Lanka floods affect 750, 000, kill nine

Jan 10, 2011 3:16:27 AM - thecolombotimes.com

Heavy rains with strong winds mainly in Sri Lanka’s eastern and central regions affected more than 750,000 with 9 deaths and 9 injured.

The Disaster Management Centre last night announced that 750,817 people belonging to 198,147 families have been affected by floods caused by torrential rains with strong winds in several districts in the country.
Batticaloa, Ampara, Trincomalee, Polonnaruwa, Nuwara Eliya, Moneragala, Kandy, Badulla, and Kegalle Districts were affected by floods. Sri Lanka Army deployed over 1000 of its troops while the Sri Lanka Navy dispatched boats to rescue people who were marooned by floods.