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Floods threaten over 90 percent of rice crop

Feb 6, 2011 9:34:22 AM- transcurrents.com

Officials say floods in Sri Lanka have killed at least 11 people and displaced as many as 250,000 people.

Monsoon rains drenched the country's eastern, northern, and some central provinces for the second time in less than a month, raising concern over a mounting humanitarian crisis.

Agricultural Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene told the Reuters news agency today the most recent floods threaten over 90 percent of the rice crop. [Courtesy: http://www.rferl.org]