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Floods, landslides cause nearly $45 million in damage to roads


Kamal Amaraweera, director of the maintenance and management unit at Sri Lanka's Road Development Authority, said that recent floods and landslides caused an estimated 6.8 billion Sri Lankan rupees ($44.5 million) worth of damage to the country's roads, News 1st Digital reported. The Galle, Matara, Kalutara and Ratnapura districts  bore the brunt of the damage, Mr. Amaraweera said. Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine said that 94 health institutes in the country suffered damage, and a minimum of LKR 670 million is needed to repair and renovate these hospitals and clinics.

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