Sri Lanka

ACT Rapid Response Payment Request No. 14: Sri Lanka monsoon floods

News and Press Release
Originally published


Funds Sent To: National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL)

Amount Sent: US$ 35,440

Date: 10 June, 2008

Details of Response

Emergency: Sri Lanka Monsoon Floods

Southwest Monsoon have led to floods leaving many people displaced from their homes. More rains have been forecast in the next few days as the Southwest monsoon season is from May to September. Thousands of people are displaced and many people are affected and getting little assistance. At least 20 people have been killed in the floods triggered by torrential rains and 357,439 people have been affected. As of 04th June at 16:00 hrs areas worst affected by floods and landslides are Kalutara, Ratnapura, Colombo, Galle, Gampaha and Nuwara Eliya.

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