Colombo(Agencies): The widespread fresh floods across Sri Lanka have displaced over one million people, while killing at least 14 people and inundating homes, roads and agricultural land for the second time within a month, officials said on Sunday.

A total of 1053,499 have been affected due to floods in several parts of the country, the Disaster Management Centre said on Sunday.

A similar number of persons were affected and 300,000 left homeless in the flooding early last month which also claimed at least 43 lives, prompting the United Nations to make a global appeal to raise USD 51 million as an emergency fund for flood victims.

The latest flooding has affected almost the same areas devastated by the earlier flooding, displacing 237,000 people.

The displaced people have been accommodated at 653 temporarily camps set up in high lands in the flood affected areas.

Schools in eastern province and part of the northern province have been closed till Wednesday next week, officials said.

Around 40 naval units and at least 7 military helicopters have been deployed to assist flood victims in northern and eastern province, areas where badly affected by the floods this time.

Officials have asked the public to refrain from visiting UNESCO heritage city of Anuradhapura as roads are damaged and made inaccessible by floods.