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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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Humanitarian Impact in Sri Lankan Storms

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Since 7 November, heavy rain has been affecting south-eastern India and Sri Lanka, resulting in floods and landslides, and leading to an increased human impact.

In Sri Lanka, media report that three people died and four others were injured after a landslide event, which occurred on 9 November in Rambukkana Town (Kurunegala District, north-western Sri Lanka). Two additional fatalities related to heavy rain occurred in Matale District (central Sri Lanka), and one in Kurunegala District, according to the Sri Lanka Disaster Management Centre (DMC). 

In India, the number of fatalities due to floods in Tamil Nadu State has increased to five and about 540 housing buildings have been damaged across the State.

A landslide warning has been issued for several Districts in North Western and Western Provinces of Sri Lanka, including Kurunegala District. A red warning for heavy rain is in effect for Tamil Nadu State (India). On 9-10 November, heavy or locally very heavy rain is forecast for most of Sri Lanka and south-eastern India.

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Humanitarian Impact
  1,000
      Affected Persons
    540
          Damaged Homes
  3
        Deaths

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

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