Flood damages due to heavy rain situations were reported on 10/1/2011 in Ampara, Anuradhapura, Batticaloa, Kegalle, Kandy, Matale, Monaragala, Nuwara Eliya Polonnaruwa, Rathnapura
and Trincomalee districts and 819,797 people were affected in these districts
15 deaths were reported due to flood and 7 people lost their lives due to rock fall at Getambe.
482,830 people affected in Batticaloa, 306,998 in Ampara, 22,026 in Trincomale 6,388 in Polonnruwa. 3050 houses damaged partially and 843 houses damaged fully. 86,344 people were temporarily sheltered in 203 welfare centers in locations in affected districts
The Ministry of Disaster Management allocated Rs.9.4Mn on 10th January 2011. Further, Rs. 3.4 Mn has been released to Districts Secretaries to make use of emergency response activities.
Ministry requests the people to follow instructions/guidelines issued by DMC/District Secretariats/Police for their safety.