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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: 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. 30 May 2017. According to Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Centre (DMC), the South Asian country is combating floods and mudslides in the wake of ...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 leave 600000 people displaced -

Foreign aid begins to trickle into Sri Lanka where the worst floods in more than a decade have killed 202 people. 31 May 2017. Widespread flooding and devastating mudslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 202 people and displaced more than half a ...and more »

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

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 Forces and civil ...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 »

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: Foreign aid arrives as flood toll tops 200 -

Sixteen countries send relief supplies to Sri Lanka where the worst flooding in more than a decade has left 202 dead. 31 May 2017. Tens of thousands of Sri Lankans remained unable to return to their homes on Wednesday as the death toll from devastating ...and more »