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Sri Lanka    Sri Lanka   

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, and officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia. It lies in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Bay of Bengal, and southeast of the Arabian Sea; it is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Wikipedia

Capitals: Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

President: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Currency: Sri Lankan rupee

Population: 21.92 million (2020) World Bank

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Sri Lanka - Severe weather and floods

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Over the past few days, heavy rainfall with thunderstorms and strong winds have hit most parts of Sri Lanka, causing floods, and severe weather-related incidents that resulted in damage.  

According to national authorities, 25,863 people have been affected,  most of them in Western Province with 18,856 affected, and 453 houses have been partially damaged.

On 3-4 October, showers and localized thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and North-western Provinces and in Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya Districts. 

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Humanitarian Impact
  25,863
      Affected Persons
                ↳ Updated: 03-Oct-23

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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