Disaster Situation in Sri Lanka
The numbers still displaced have now reduced to about 61,000 persons in 250 emergency centres from over 300,000 at the height of the disaster. About 100 persons still remain missing. Two shiploads of relief sent by the government of India has arrived. Australia. China, Japan, Pakistan South Korea and the United States have also announced cash and relief assistance. A preliminary estimate of the cost of the damage put it around 1.5 billion US $. The government of Sri Lanka has announced that those living in areas designated as being under threat from earth slips will be resettled in safer locations.