Sri Lanka

Published on 19 March 2009

The number of IDPs fleeing the north to government-controlled areas has increased to 37,512. IDPs accommodated: Vavuniya 32,634; Mannar 856; Jaffna 3,414; and Trincomalee 608 (in Trincomalee General Hospital).

Heavy rains in the north-eastern and eastern part of the country caused high water levels, particularly in the safe zone of Mullaitivu, where 150,00– 200,000 IDPs are still trapped.