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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. 

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Data on tsunmami recovery needs in Sri Lanka

ReliefWeb: Source: Agence France-Presse (AFP), Date: 23 May 2005

The island suffered an estimated one billion dollars in direct losses, while reconstruction costs are pegged at 1.5 billion dollars. The latter amount is equivalent to seven percent of Sri Lanka's GDP.

About 450 million of the damages involve "social sectors" such as housing, and nearly 300 million for the tourism industry.

One hundred thousand homes have been destroyed.

Some 516,150 people are affected by the disaster, and most of them are displaced.
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