Floods in Sri Lanka displaced 1,75,000 people

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Sri lanka, 25 Dec, 2007 : According to the government officials of Sri Lanka, heavy rains on Monday, December 24th caused a reservoir to burst its banks in the eastern district of Batticaloa, where more than 40,000 families comprising around 1, 50,000 people were displaced from their homes.

The central district of Polonnaruwa was the second-worst hit, with around 6,500 people displaced.

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