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Encyclopedia > Ampara

Ampara is a remote city on the East Coast of Sri Lanka, about 320km from the capital city of Colombo. There is no tourism in this part of the country; however, it has plenty of jungle and wild life. Ampara is under the full control of the Sri Lankan Government. Nickname: Motto: Official website: [2] Location [[Image:|250px||Location of Colombo]] Government Colombo Division, Colombo District Mayor Prassanna Gunawardena (United National Party) Geographical characteristics Area Total 14. ...


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USAID/Sri Lanka :: Tsunami cleanup unites Sri Lanka (920 words)
Two days after the coastal villages in Sri Lanka’s Ampara’s Eastern Province were ravaged by the deadly tsunami, the phone rang at the USAID office in this district capital.
In Ampara, volunteers worked on the worst-hit schools, several of which were structurally sound but strewn with mud and heaped with overturned desks and ruined books.
As the only international organization with a continuous presence in Ampara at the time of the tsunami, USAID has been in a unique position to help.
On-the-spot-report Devastation on the east coast of Sri Lanka (2100 words)
Ampara district on the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka was directly in the path of the December 26 tsunami and was the first to be hit.
Ampara General Hospital, the largest in the district, was overwhelmed.
They offered to take us to Ampara that night but floods blocked the road and we spent the night in their camp.
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