Post-Tsunami Recovery: Lessons from Case Study 1. Sri Lanka

Published By: ADBI on eSS | Published Date: June, 13 , 2006

The tsunami of December 26, 2004 left Sri Lanka with over 30,000 people dead, almost a million displaced and an estimated 150,000 people lost their primary source of livelihood. There was massive damage to infrastructure and capital assets; estimated at around US$1 billion (4.5 per cent of GDP), particularly in tourism and fisheries sectors. [ADBI Research Policy Brief No. 20] URL: [http://www.adbi.org/files/2006.06.rpb20.tsunami.recovery.en.pdf]

Author(s): Sisira Jayasuriya, Paul Steele, Dushni Weerakoon | Posted on: Feb 28, 2011 | Views(561) | Download (55)


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