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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 - IRINnews.org

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 »

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 floods leave 600000 people displaced - Aljazeera.com

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 »

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 »

Sri Lanka saves pod of stranded whales - Phys.Org

Sri Lanka's navy and local residents rescued a pod of about 20 stranded pilot whales off the island's northeastern coast on Wednesday, an official said. Navy spokesman Chaminda Walakuluge said sailors with the help of residents pushed the whales back ...and more »

Death Toll Nears 200 in Sri Lanka Flood, Mudslides (PHOTOS) - The Weather Channel

Sri Lankan residents walk through the site of a mudslide in the Kiribathgala village in Ratnapura district on May 31, 2017. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images). At least 194 people have been killed as flooding and mudslides have overtaken the ...and more »

Lanka floods death toll exceeds 200 - The Hindu

The death toll in Sri Lanka's floods has climbed to 202 with 94 people still missing in the country's worst torrential rains since 2003 that displaced nearly half a million people. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said at least 629,742 people of ...and more »

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

According to Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Centre (DMC), the South Asian country is combating floods and mudslides in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Mora, while the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) today deployed three rapid assessment teams ...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 »