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SRI LANKA: Record rains increase urgency of climate change adaptation

Jan 12, 2011 1:16:54 PM - yahoo.com
COLOMBO, 12 January 2011 ( IRIN ) - Ongoing storms have dumped more rain in one eastern district of Sri Lanka than witnessed in a century, according to the country's Disaster Management Centre (DMC). Nationwide, storms have hit some two million people in the past seven months and hastened climate adaptation plans already under way, according to the government.