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Sri Lanka still in knee-deep floodwaters after heavy rain left 25 dead

By Reuters
12 November 2021   |   6:17 am
Nine people are dead and two others missing after floods in Sri Lanka and parts of southern India caused by more than a week of pounding rains. Nearly half of Sri Lanka's 25 districts have been hit by the deluge, with the worst affected areas in and around the island's tea-growing Central Highlands.

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