Great Floods Hit Sri Lanka
Posted on Jan 14, 2011
Massive flooding battering the island nation of Sri Lanka has been described as the worst natural disaster there since the 2004 tsunami, killing at least 27 people and inundating thousands of acres of vital rice fields. —JCL
Aid workers scrambled to help more than a million people in Sri Lanka suffering from massive flooding described by the government as the worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami.
At least 27 people have died and 12 more are listed as missing, Lankapuvath, Sri Lanka’s national news agency, reported Friday
The Sri Lankan government and United Nations agencies were beefing up efforts to address increasingly dire humanitarian needs.
AP / Kailapillai Ruthiran
Ethnic Tamils load belongings onto a boat in a flooded area of Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka.