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SRI LANKA: Food security and livelihoods hit in flood-affected east

Jan 24, 2011 8:01:46 AM - yahoo.com
MANAMPITIYA, 24 January 2011 ( IRIN ) - Food security and livelihoods have been severely hit in Sri Lanka, specialists say, after heavy rains caused widespread flooding [ http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=91611 ] and drove hundreds of thousands from their homes, left 43 people dead, and damaged or destroyed close to 30,000 homes.