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Sri Lanka : Flood : 2003/05/18

GLIDE:  FL-2003-000229-LKA

Duration 2003/05/18
Country or District Sri Lanka
Name Flood
Outline At least 200 people have been killed in severe flooding in southern Sri Lanka.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No.3 2003/05/23
Dead: 265 people
Affected: 176,028 families
Destroyed: 24,222 houses
Partially damaged: 26,251 houses

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OCHA Situation Report No.4 2003/05/26
The Government of Sri Lanka has requested international assistance.

OCHA Situation Report No.3 2003/05/23
Six districts are affected by the floods and/or landslides: Ratnapura, Galle, Kalutara, Matara, Nuwara Eliya, and Hambantota.

Reuters Alertnet 2003/05/21
Rescue efforts pick up as S.Lanka flood toll rises, killed more than 250 people.

BBC news 2003/05/20
Some 237 people have died and at least 150,000 families have been displaced in the country's worst floods in 50 years.

OCHA Situation Report 2003/05/19
Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 200 people.

CNN News 2003/05/19
Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 200 people in Sri Lanka over the weekend and as many again are missing.

Reuters AlertNet 2003/05/19
At least 200 killed in Sri Lanka floods

The Lanka Academic 2003/05/19
Flash floods claim over 300 lives

Gulf News 2003/05/19
Nearly 150 people were killed in the worst flooding and mudslides in south-central and southern Sri Lanka in 56 years

BBC News 2003/05/19
At least 200 people have been killed in severe flooding in southern Sri Lanka.

Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center

Note on the deluge in Southern Sri Lanka
Situation Report by SriGowri Sanker, ADRC


BBC news 2003/05/22
Matara has suffered around 100 dead.

BBC news 2003/05/19
In pictures: Sri Lanka floods