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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tsunami Stats

Definitions

  • Death toll: The official death toll (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT).
  • Death toll per million: The official death toll (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Economic impact: The tsunami that has devastated parts of Asia and killed more than 28,400 has affected companies, economies and markets across the globe.

    Here is a snapshot of some of the financial effects of the disaster (as of Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2005 - 06:30 PM GMT).

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Death toll 48,677 2005 2nd out of 14
Death toll per million 2,477.96 2005 1st out of 14
Economic impact In Sri Lanka, some observers have said that as much as 1% of annual growth may be lost. Tsunami destroyed transport links in Sri Lanka from Colombo to tourist locations in south. Credit Suisse economist Arjuna Mahendran, former head of Sri Lanka investment board, says disaster would set back country 2005

SOURCES: BBC, CBC, Wikipedia, Reuters; BBC, CBC, Wikipedia, Reuters. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; BBC, Bloomberg, BBC, Rediff, The Herald Sun, The Indian Express and The Reuters

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