16 nations rush relief to flood-hit Sri Lanka - The Straits Times

COLOMBO • International aid arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday as the death toll from the island's worst floods and landslides in well over a decade rose to 203. Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake said 16 countries rushed relief supplies and medicine to ...

* UN update on monsoon floods and landslides in Sri Lanka - Colombo Page

May 31, Colombo: 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 ...

* Foreign countries pledge support to Sri Lanka to overcome the natural disaster - Colombo Page

May 31, Colombo: Over 24 foreign countries have stepped into providing immediate relief for flood and landslides affected people in Sri Lanka, Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake revealed at a meeting held today between the Minister and the heads of ...

Sri Lanka tightens building laws as monsoon rain toll tops 200 - Daily Mirror

Sri Lanka pledged yesterday to tighten construction laws as the toll from heavy rains rose to 203, saying many landslide victims would have survived had their homes not been built on slopes. The government will also prosecute anyone violating existing ...

Tens of thousands still marooned in Sri Lanka floods - New Jersey Herald

Sri Lankan navy soldiers unload supplies to be used in relief operations from NS Jalashwa Indian Navy ship, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Tens of thousands of people marooned by severe flooding and mudslides in Sri Lanka remained in ...

* Pakistan grants Sri Lanka USD 200 million loan facility - Colombo Page

May 31, Colombo: The Government of Pakistan has agreed to provide a loan facility of USD 200 million, the Sri Lankan government said. The loan facility will be used for financing projects such as housing construction, development of livestock ...

Sri Lanka floods leave 600000 people displaced - Aljazeera.com

Foreign aid begins to trickle into Sri Lanka where the worst floods in more than a decade have killed 202 people. 31 May 2017 17:56 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social ...

Sri Lanka steps up relief efforts as death toll exceeds 150 - GkMen

The official death toll had climbed to 151, with 111 people still listed as missing, said Mr Senaratne. Around 4,42,299 people belonging to 1,14,124 families were affected in 15 districts due to the flood situation, the Disaster Management Centre said ...

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 ...

* Sri Lanka implements a waste recycling program in wildlife zones to protect wild elephants - Colombo Page

May 31, Colombo: The Government of Sri Lanka says improper waste disposal have impacted badly on environment as well as animals, especially elephants and therefore will take measures to implement a waste recycling program in areas where wild ...

* Sri Lanka government to reconstruct houses destroyed by floods and landslides - Colombo Page

May 31, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government will implement a program to reconstruct the houses destroyed and damaged by the devastating floods and landslides in the country. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at a discussion held with the ...

Sri Lanka bans open garbage dumping to protect elephants - Gulf Times

Authorities in Sri Lanka on Wednesday banned the open dumping of garbage near wildlife sanctuaries to discourage elephants from foraging for rotting food scraps and risking their lives. As an immediate measure, the cabinet ordered that electric fences ...

Death toll rises in Sri Lanka after flooding, mudslides - WWMT-TV

(NEWSHCANNEL 3) - The death toll is rising in Sri Lanka after mudslides and floods overwhelm the country. Officials say more than 200 people are dead and nearly 100 more are missing. Floods triggered by rain hit villages last Thursday, burying dozens ...

Toll in Sri Lanka floods hits 202 - Eastern Mirror

Colombo, May 31 (IANS): The death toll in Sri Lanka's devastating floods and landslides reached 202 on Wednesday morning with 96 people still reported missing, officials said. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 63 people were injured while over ...

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 ...

Death toll in Sri Lanka flooding, mudslides tops 200 - UPI.com

Residents of Bulathsinhala, Sri Lanka, a town 50 miles away from the capital of Colombo, walk through streets on Sunday. The country's Disaster Management Center said 202 people died in floods and mudslides, prompted by an early-season monsoon.

Republic of Korea to provide humanitarian assistance worth USD 300000 - Newsfirst

The Republic of Korea has extended its deepest condolences and sympathy to the government and people of Sri Lanka on the devastating loss of lives and properties caused by the recent floods and landslides. As a token of solidarity with Sri Lanka, the ...

Indian Navy carries on relief operations in flood-hit Sri Lanka - Yahoo India News

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Medical teams, boats and supplies were deployed in Sri Lanka by the Indian Navy on Monday as relief operations continued in the worst floods faced by the island nation since 2003, killing 164 while 104 people are still reported ...

* Inflation in Sri Lanka capital Colombo declines to 6.0 percent in May 2017 - Colombo Page

May 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI) , declined to 6.0 percent in May 2017 from 7.3 percent in April, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Wednesday. The CCPI for ...

* Pakistan Navy Teams conduct rescue and relief operations in Sri Lanka - Colombo Page

May 31, Colombo: On the directive of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, PNS Zulfiquar arrived in Colombo yesterday to provide rescue, relief and other required assistance to people affected by the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.