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DHA-GENEVA 95/0453

SRI LANKA - FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
11 OCTOBER 1995

1.DUE TO A DEPRESSION OVER THE EAST COAST OF INDIA AND INTER-MONSOONAL RAINS, THE LOW-LYING AREAS OF TWO ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS - RATNAPURA AND KEGALLE - WERE FLOODED DURING THE NIGHT OF 7 OCTOBER. FLOOD WATERS ARE SUBSIDING, BUT, ACCORDING TO THE METEOROLOGY DEPARTMENT, INTER-MONSOONAL RAINS WILL CONTINUE.

2.APPROXIMATELY 20,000 PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED. TWO MINOR LANDSLIDES WERE REPORTED IN THE HILL COUNTRY REGION IN WHICH FOUR PERSONS WERE KILLED.