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June 6, 1988 | From Reuters
Two people were killed and more than 55,000 were left homeless by floodwaters in Sri Lanka during the last week, government officials said on Sunday.
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August 18, 2009 | Associated Press
Heavy rains have destroyed or damaged hundreds of shelters housing ethnic Tamils displaced during Sri Lanka's civil war, the United Nations said Monday. The weekend flooding has added to concern over the welfare of nearly 300,000 people who have been living in tents and makeshift shelters since the May defeat by government forces of the Tamil Tigers, ending their 25-year armed campaign for a homeland for the ethnic Tamil minority. Parts of the Manik Farm camp in the island's northeast were inundated, and about 1,925 shelters may have been damaged or destroyed, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement.
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November 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 11,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in eastern Sri Lanka after floods swept through three cities, state-run radio reported. People were fleeing the communities of Batticaloa, Amparai and Polonnaruwa and taking refuge in schools, hospitals and public buildings in safer areas, the broadcast said. Heavy rains lashed the region, damaging huts and harming crops, lagoon fish and prawn yields.
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November 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 11,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in eastern Sri Lanka after floods swept through three cities, state-run radio reported. People were fleeing the communities of Batticaloa, Amparai and Polonnaruwa and taking refuge in schools, hospitals and public buildings in safer areas, the broadcast said. Heavy rains lashed the region, damaging huts and harming crops, lagoon fish and prawn yields.
WORLD
August 18, 2009 | Associated Press
Heavy rains have destroyed or damaged hundreds of shelters housing ethnic Tamils displaced during Sri Lanka's civil war, the United Nations said Monday. The weekend flooding has added to concern over the welfare of nearly 300,000 people who have been living in tents and makeshift shelters since the May defeat by government forces of the Tamil Tigers, ending their 25-year armed campaign for a homeland for the ethnic Tamil minority. Parts of the Manik Farm camp in the island's northeast were inundated, and about 1,925 shelters may have been damaged or destroyed, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement.
NEWS
June 6, 1988 | From Reuters
Two people were killed and more than 55,000 were left homeless by floodwaters in Sri Lanka during the last week, government officials said on Sunday.
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