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Serving Sri Lanka

This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Thursday, February 03, 2005

S.Lanka donors put tsunami damage at 4.4 pct of GDP

Reuters AlertNet - S.Lanka donors put tsunami damage at 4.4 pct of GDP: "COLOMBO, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Economic damage to Sri Lanka from the tsunami equalled 4.4 percent of gross domestic product, with $1.5 billion needed for recovery and reconstruction efforts, the World Bank said on Wednesday, citing a survey by aid donors." More


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