Friday, January 14, 2011

India,Canada And European Union To Supply Relief Items To Sri Lankan Flood Victims

Neighboring India,Canada and the European Union are came forward to supply relief to the flood effected people in the Country.

India  has already sent a consignment of relief material including ready to eat meals,Milk Powder,Baby Milk Formula,Salt,sugar and pulses according to the government sources.India already promised to send 25 metric tonnes of essential items including food ,water and medicine.sleeping mats ,water purifying tablets ,blankets and bed sheets to Sri Lanka.The second shipment is due to arrive in Monday

Meanwhile Indian High Commissioner Mr.Aloka De Kantha handed over the first consignment of essential items arrived from India today to the .Minister  Of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksha.

Over One Million People Affected And 27 Died Due To The Worst Ever Floods Hit Sri Lanka

 27 people died and over one million people were affected due to the worst ever floods from decades hit in most parts of the Island due to the heavy showers according to the Disaster Management Center.Disaster Management Center also said that there are 47 injuries and 12 people also missing due to the flood situation.

 More then half out of over one million people affected due to floods are from Batticloe District of the Eastern Province,As a request made by the government to the public on donating essential items to the flood victims donations of food,medicine and clothing are pour in to the centers which are collecting these items  to distribute amongst the affected people.

34,105 Dengue Patients And 246 Dengue Deaths Reported From Sri Lanka Last Year

During last year 34,105 dengue patients were reported through out the island and  there were 246 deaths according to the Epidemiology  Unit.Out of the total number of dengue patients reported the highest number  of 858 patients were reported from Jaffna District followed by 608 patients from Gampaha in the Western Province and 584 patients from Colombo .

The Highest Death toll which is 58 deaths were reported from Colombo District followed by 34 deaths reported from Gampaha District according to the Epidemiology Unit.

Meanwhile The Colombo Chief MOH Dr.Pradeep Karyawasam has said today that 48 dengue cases were reported during the 14 days of this month so far from the city of Colombo.He appealed the public to be on alert on dengue epidemic as it is in rise due to the   rainy weather pattern prevails in the country these days.Public are advised to follow precautionary measures including cleaning the dengue mosquito breeding places and destroying the mosquito breeding elements like empty cans,plastic cups,coconut/king coconut combs etc to avoid spreading of  dengue.

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