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World Bank 'satisfaction' on Sri Lanka tsunami rebuild

The World Bank has concluded that Sri Lankan reconstrcution has made 'satisfactory progress' following the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004.
This is despite the escalation of the country's 20 year civil war, which created an uncertain security environment, hampering reconstruction efforts in the north and east of the country. On the positive side, the Bank said that relaxing the 'no construction Buffer Zone' around the coast made it possible for more people to reconstruct or rebuild houses.The World Bank has disbursed $116M (£58M) out of its total commitment of £75M. Of this £17M has gone on road building.

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