Floods affect over 3,64,000 people in Sri Lanka
More than 3,64,000 people have been affected due to floods in several parts of the country.
Colombo: More than 3,64,000 people have been affected due to floods in several parts of the country, particularly in the eastern province, the disaster management centre said.
Around 3,31,418 people were affected alone in Batticaloa district in eastern Sri Lanka, they said. Sixty three camps have been set up in which 16,000 displaced people are being provided with relief services.
1,437 houses were totally destroyed and another 3,562 were
partly damaged due to floods, the disaster management centre
Several man made reservoirs` sluice gates have been opened in north and eastern part of the country as the rains continued for about a week now.