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Flooding and mudslides kill 200 in Sri Lanka - Sky News

A minister warns that if the "madness" of illegal structures is not curtailed "we are going to end up with a bigger disaster". 16:24, UK, Wednesday 31 May 2017. A part of a flooded highway exit is seen in a village in Matara. Image: Part of a highway ...and more »

Sri Lanka disaster authorities failed to issue early warnings for storm that killed 202 people -

As floodwaters recede in Sri Lanka after monsoon rains killed at least 202 people and forced more than 80,000 from their homes, questions are being asked over the government's failure to put in place preparedness measures that could have saved lives ...and more »

Sri Lanka floods leave 600000 people displaced -

Widespread flooding and devastating mudslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 202 people and displaced more than half a million, the government has said. The state-run Disaster Management Center said around 600,000 people remained temporarily ...and more »

Chinese enterprises donate relief supplies to Sri Lanka flood victims - Xinhua

A staff member of China Machinery Engineering Corporation (1st L) donates relief goods in Yabaraluwa village near Colombo, Sri lanka, May 30, 2017. (Xinhua/Huang Haimin). COLOMBO, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese enterprises in Sri Lanka have provided ...and more »

Sri Lanka saves pod of stranded whales - Phys.Org

Pilot whales in New Zealand. Sri Lanka's navy and local residents have rescued a pod of about 20 stranded pilot whales off the northeast coast of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's navy and local residents rescued a pod of about 20 stranded pilot whales off the ...and more »

Sri Lanka floods: Battle to rescue stranded as death toll tops 180 - CNN

Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN) Sri Lanka remains in the grips of the worst flooding in 14 years, and the bad weather that has killed at least 194 people is expected to continue, the Red Cross said Monday. The flooding was brought on by monsoon rains across ...and more »

Israel, Jewish group provide emergency aid to flood-stricken Sri Lanka - The Jerusalem Post

The American Jewish Joint Distribution is providing emergency aid to victims of the devastating flooding and mudslides that killed hundreds of people and displacing hundreds of thousands more in Sri Lanka this week. This is the worst natural disaster ...and more »

Churches mobilised as Sri Lanka floods death toll passes 200 - Anglicannews

Clergy in Sri Lanka have been urged to prepare their churches and church halls to provide refuge for people displaced by serious flooding in the country's Southern and Sabaragamuwa regions. This morning (Wednesday) Sri Lanka's Disaster Management ...and more »

Lanka floods death toll exceeds 200 - The Hindu

A general view shows the floodwaters in Nagoda in Kalutara district on May 29, 2017. | Photo Credit: AFP. PTI. Colombo , May 31, 2017 12:32 IST. Updated: May 31, 2017 12:35 IST. more-in. The death toll in Sri Lanka's floods has climbed to 202 with 94 ...and more »

Sri Lanka: UN agency deploys rapid assessment teams to assist in wake of monsoon floods, landslides - UN News Centre

Over half a million people have been affected by flooding and landslides in central and southern Sri Lanka. Photo: UN ?Share. Print. 30 May 2017 – According to Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Centre (DMC), the South Asian country is combating floods ...and more »