21 dead, 270,000 homeless in Sri Lankan floods

Updated - November 28, 2021 09:32 pm IST

Published - January 13, 2011 05:05 pm IST - COLOMBO

Sri Lankan flood victims watch draining flood water from a water reservoir in Ampara, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) east of Colombo. File photo: AP.

Sri Lankan flood victims watch draining flood water from a water reservoir in Ampara, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) east of Colombo. File photo: AP.

Sri Lanka’s government says three more people have been killed by widespread floods and mudslides, bringing the death toll from days of heavy rain to 21.

The Disaster Management Center said on Thursday that more than a million people have been affected by the rains, with 270,000 becoming homeless.

Many villages in Eastern Province have been inundated, with some cut off from supplies.

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