COLOMBO, Nov 19, 2009 (AFP) - Nearly
60,000 people were left homeless in Sri Lanka Thursday following flash
floods in the capital Colombo and the suburbs, an official said.
"We have a list of over 58,000 individuals
who were left homeless in and around Colombo," Kodipillai said, adding
that they were being housed in public buildings.
Thousands of homes were flooded on Wednesday,
forcing people to seek temporary shelter in public buildings, he said.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Water levels were receding on Thursday