The Sunday Leader

The Deluge

Rice Shortage Likely In The Coming Months By Raisa Wickrematunge and Abdul H. Azeez Heavy rains lashed the island unmercifully this week. The ensuing floods and earth slips have damaged houses, affecting over a million people.  Further dangers that will only be truly realised in the months to come are imminent. The floods have begun [...]

Trinco Needs More Help

By Maryam Azwer Floods damaged bridges and roads, cutting off villages and “There are requirements not being met yet” – Pictures courtesy Kinniya Vision While the country battled the recent floods caused by torrential rains across the island, The Sunday Leader learned of an additional predicament the people of the Trincomalee District have had to [...]

Community Response

By Dinouk Colombage The greatest natural disaster to strike out at the third world in modern times was the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. On December 26 an underwater earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia triggered a series of highly destructive tsunamis. Countries all around the region were struck; including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India and [...]

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