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Saturday, 22 December 2012 - 13:18
56,000 displaced people stranded in relief camps. 8 sluice gates opened at Parakrama Samudraya
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The Centre for Disaster Management states that 300,612 persons belonging to 78289 families remain under duress due to the inclement weather.

29 deaths, 20 injuries as well as 11 disappearances have also been attributed to the inclement weather.

Meanwhile 6117 homes have been partially destroyed, while 2054 homes have been completely destroyed.

Moreover 56,772 persons who have been displaced due to the inclement weather are being housed at 168 camps.

However according to the Deputy Media Director of the Centre for Disaster Management Sarath Lal Kumara the disaster situation is said to be gradually dissipating.

In related developments the sluice gates of the Parakrama Samudraya have been released by 6 inches, due to the incessant showers being experienced in the Polonnaruwa district.

According to the Department of Meteorology heavy rains may be experienced in several parts of the island during the remainder of the day.

Duty Meteorologist at the Department of Meteorology Channa Rodrigo expressed the following views to our news team in this regard.

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