COLOMBO, Dec 17 (AFP) - Over 70,000
families have been made homeless in eastern Sri Lanka due to floods after
heavy rains, local officials said Tuesday.
The district of Batticaloa was the worst
affected with over 60,000 families forced to leave their flooded homes,
officials said, adding that heavy rain had lashed the region for four straight
Government officials said they had mobilised
volunteers to help provide flood victims with temporary shelter and food.
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