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Sri Lanka:Drought:2020/03

Duration2020/03 According to Disaster Management Centre, over 337,000 people across 8 out of 25 Sri Lankan districts are facing a water crisis due to the dry spell and sea water intrusion into surface water. Kalutara, Kegalle and Ratnapura districts are the most affected.
Country or DistrictSri Lanka

Headline(Source, Date)
Personal Injury Material Damage Others
DMC 2020/04/15
People affected (family): 480,101(126,351 families)

DMC 2020/03/29
People affected (family): 356,667 (91,216 families)

DMC 2020/03/10
People Affected (Family): 301,312 (75,574 families)

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Related Links
  • DMC 2020/04/15
    Situation Report - Sri Lanka 15h April 2020 at 1800hrs
  • DMC 2020/03/29
    Situation Report - Sri Lanka 29th March 2020 at 1800hrs
  • DMC 2020/03/10
    Situation Report - Sri Lanka 10th March 2020 at 1800hrs
  • ECHO 2020/03/23
    Kalutara, Kegalle and Ratnapura districts are the most affected. The local authorities are addressing the crisis through tankering, installing water purification plant and water tanks in the affected areas.
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Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center