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DMC: Over 50,000 Persons Affected

Feb 3, 2011 10:26:51 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Disaster Management Center (DMC) has stated that three persons have dies and over 50,000 persons affected by the heavy rains and floods experienced the North, North Central and Eastern Provinces.
The DMC has stated that about 10,085 displaced persons have been given temporary shelter at 51 welfare centers.

The rains have also destroyed 700 houses while another 3,300 have been partially damaged.

Meanwhile, North Central Province Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissanayake announced that all schools in the Province will be closed due to bad weather conditions.

Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake also asked the education authorities to close down schools if necessary.