"Floods Force a Million Sri Lankans From Homes"

"Flooding in Sri Lanka has forced more than one million people out of their homes, the government said Thursday as it began distributing emergency food, clothing and bedding.

At least 23 people have died during a week of monsoon floods, with the centre and east of the island worst hit by rising water levels and mudslides."

AFP had the story January 13, 2011.

Source: AFP, 01/14/2011