13 Jan '11, 10am

More than one million people in Sri Lanka have been forced out of their homes by flooding over the last week

Sri Lankan rescuers evacuate local residents by boat. -- PHOTO: AFP COLOMBO - SRI LANKAN authorities on Thursday said more than one million people had been forced out of their homes by flooding over the last week, as it began distributing emergency food, clothing and bedding. At least 21 people have died during the monsoon floods, the government said, with the centre and east of the island worst hit. A spokesman for the disaster management centre in the capital Colombo said the eastern district of Batticaloa, which saw bloody fighting in the civil war that ended in 2009, was badly affected after heavier than usual seasonal rains. 'Some 533,000 people have been displaced in Batticaloa district alone where we have set up 225 camps to accommodate them,' the spokesman said, adding that a total of 1,066,000 people have been displaced. More than 250,000 people have taken shelter...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

Tweets

Floods force a million Sri Lankans from their h...

channelnewsasia.com 13 Jan '11, 10am

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday said more than one million people had been forced out of their homes by floodi...

Sri Lanka struggles with flood havoc: BATTICALO...

channelnewsasia.com 14 Jan '11, 9am

BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lankan military and aid agencies struggled Thursday to bring relief to a million people dis...

BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka - The threat of disease l...

asiaone.com 15 Jan '11, 9am

BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka - The threat of disease loomed Saturday over the million-plus victims of floods in Sri Lanka that ha...

Disease threat for Sri Lanka flood victims: BAT...

channelnewsasia.com 15 Jan '11, 8am

BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka - The threat of disease loomed Saturday over the million-plus victims of floods in Sri Lanka that ha...

Sri Lanka president offers to share power with ...

channelnewsasia.com 14 Jan '11, 1pm

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's president offered to share power with minority Tamils on Friday, nearly two years after his troops pu...

Singapore donates $25K in flood relief to Sri L...

straitstimes.com 20 Jan '11, 6am

The Singapore Government will contribute US$20,000 in flood aid to Sri Lanka. -- PHOTO: AP THE Singapore Government is con...

At least 1 million people in Singapore should b...

straitstimes.com 16 Jan '11, 10pm

Currently, Singapore's survival rate in cardiac arrest cases away from hospital is between 2 and 3 per cent. Statistics al...

Singapore breaks record for CPR training: 7,204...

straitstimes.com 16 Jan '11, 12pm

The goal - of having one person in each Singapore household proficient in the life-saving technique - is not unrealistic, ...

Singapore students Queensland-bound despite flo...

channelnewsasia.com 13 Jan '11, 12pm

SINGAPORE: At least 250 students in Singapore will head for Queensland universities in the next few weeks to start their f...

President Nathan sends condolences to Sri Lanka...

channelnewsasia.com 18 Jan '11, 4pm

SINGAPORE: President S R Nathan has conveyed his condolences and sympathies to flood victims in Sri Lanka. In his condolen...

At least 610 people died from mudslides in Braz...

straitstimes.com 16 Jan '11, 3am

A volunteer carries packs of water for affected locals following a landslide in Caleme, outskirts of Teresopolis, 120km no...

A week on, Brazil still counting dead from floods

channelnewsasia.com 18 Jan '11, 2pm

ITAIPAVA, Brazil: A week after the deadliest mudslides in its history which killed nearly 700 people, Brazil on Tuesday wa...

Commodity prices up amid Australia floods

channelnewsasia.com 13 Jan '11, 2pm

SINGAPORE: Commodity prices are set to continue to trend upwards, aggravated further by the floods in Australia. But some ...

Why are foreign investors selling Sri Lanka sto...

sg.news.yahoo.com 20 Jan '11, 4pm

COLOMBO, Jan 20 - Sri Lanka's securities regulator is considering a minimum free float for newly-listed stocks, ahead of $...