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.