Four killed, over 136,000 displaced in Sri Lanka floods

October 26th, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, Oct 26 (DPA) At least four people have been killed and some 136,000 displaced in floods in Sri Lanka over the past five days, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said Sunday.Keerthi Ekanayaka, coordinating officer of the DMC in the northwest, west and south, said more than 25,000 homes were affected.

The heavy rains also affected Tamil rebel-held northern areas, where government troops are continuing military operations.

At least 150,000 civilians had already been displaced by the fighting in the north, most living in temporary shelters.

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