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15 Aug 2017 description

Author(s): Nayana Godamunne
Type: Working Paper
Organisation: CEPA
Country: Sri Lanka
Date: 27/07/2017

Full summary:

This study explores the state-society relationship in relation to two systemic shocks in Sri Lanka: the drought of 2014 and flood of 2015. It looks at how the state responded, the ways citizens engaged with it to cope and recover, and if this engagement has changed their perceptions of it.

17 Apr 2016 description

Houses built for families displaced as a result of a landslide in the Livingston Estate Division of the Wedamulla Estate in Kotmale have been vested in the public. The opening of these houses took place under the patronage of Minister Palani Digambram.

The Housing Scheme launched under the “Haritha Ran” Housing Programme has 20 houses.

17 families living in the Livingston Estate Division lost their houses due to the landslide experienced on the 25th of September last year.

21 Dec 2015 description
report ACTED

In the Eastern and Northern Regions of Sri Lanka, recurrent floods displace residents

As Sri Lanka enters the North East Monsoon period this month, ACTED is preparing to respond to the needs of displaced communities. Although Sri Lanka experiences flooding every year at this time, this year, due to the El Niño effect, rainfalls are expected to be more intense and to cause more flooding. Reservoirs are rapidly filling and rivers like Malwathu Oya and Yaan Ganga are expected to overflow repeatedly during the monsoon season.

14 Dec 2015 description


Flood waters are receding in the six flood affected districts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, where public transportation service has resumed. The floods affected about 3 million people including 1 million children, damaged over 116,000 houses and 92,000 hectares of farmland, with over 400 fatalities. The government plans to construct 50,000 – 70,000 temporary houses for people rendered homeless. The estimated cost to India’s economy is $3 billion.

1 3 million people affected

116,000 houses damaged