now flooded after tsunami
Shattered by the tsunami catastrophe, the eastern districts of Ampara
and Batticalao were further battered over the weekend with some
of the heaviest rains in recent years and devastating floods.
said at least 15 tsunami refugee camps were flooded after heavy
overnight rains dumped 350 millimetres of water over the coastal
regions of Ampara and Batticaloa.
said coastal roads were flooded and key bridges damaged, preventing
relief workers from bringing aid to refugees.
areas worst affected are Ampara, Akkaraipattu, Kalmunai and Batticaloa
where some roads were reported to be under three feet of water yesterday.