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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 and Landslides - Office of the UN Resident Coordinator Flash Update (31 May 2017) - Reliefweb

Dear colleagues,. On 30 May, national disaster management officials reported that water levels are beginning to recede along the major river basins. With less rainfall over the past 24 hours, local authorities with the support from the Sri Lanka Armed ...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 »

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 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 »

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 »

200 dead, 96 missing as death toll rises in Sri Lanka mudslides - Toronto Star

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA—The death toll from mudslides and floods in Sri Lanka has climbed past 200, with 96 others missing, the government said Wednesday. The Disaster Management Center said 203 people were confirmed dead. More than 77,000 have been ...and more »