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16 Dec 2009 description

The National Disaster Management Center (NDMC) had taken swift measures to assist the flood victims in the Eastern Province.

NDMC has set up several camps in Batticaloa to provide shelter for the victims.

Around 50,000 families were affected due to the floods in the Eastern Province resulting from heavy rains.

Arrangements have been made to distribute dry rations and provide temporary accommodation to the flood victims and the Grama Niladharis of the area have been advised to organize relief measures to the affected people.

National Disaster Relief Services Centre has released …

15 Dec 2009 description

Volunteers from the Sri Lanka Red Cross Batticaloa branch Disaster response team were deployed immediately to respond to the emergency caused by flooding in the Batticaloa district due to heavy rains during the past few days.

The earth bund of Nawagiri kulam in the Pooraitivipattru Divisional Secretariat Division has breached and overflowed causing heavy flooding in Vethuchchenai area.

10 Branch Disaster Response Team (BDRT) members of Battiacaloa branch are engaged in relief activity in affected area in Vethuchchenai.

11 Dec 2009 description
report Xinhua

COLOMBO, Dec 11, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Thousands of people in eastern Sri Lanka have been marooned by flash floods which also left several roadways impassable, relief officials said here Friday.

Pradeep Kodippily, the national co-ordinator of the Disaster Managament Center told reporters that 28,640 families in the Batticaloa and Ampara districts had been affected.

The two districts have suffered continuous torrential rains since Wednesday with over 100 milimeters of rains having been recorded in Ampara.

The weather department has issued warnings of frequent rains in the …

20 Nov 2009 description

With heavy rains prevailing these days in areas in the North, the Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri has advised the officials of the Department of Health of the Northern Province to take steps to commence a special health programme for the prevention of Malaria and Dengue in the resettled areas.

This was mentioned at a Progress Review Meeting held at the Regional Assistant Commissioner's Office in Vavuniya yesterday by the Governor. Presently resettlement is taking place in Mannar, Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu areas.