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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: 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 »

Indian Navy joins rescue operations in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh - WION

A third Indian naval ship arrived yesterday, bringing relief supplies including rice, lentils, sugar, milk and blankets for the displaced. Photograph: (Twitter). Follow Us. Agencies New Delhi, Delhi, India May 31, 2017, 10.21 AM (IST). STORY HIGHLIGHTS ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Tropical storm floods Sri Lanka with increased disease and safety risks - Humanosphere

Sri Lankan flood victims evacuate from danger areas in Wehangalla village in Kalutara district, Sri Lanka, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena). Torrential rains over the weekend buried Sri Lanka under mudslides and the worst floods since 2003 ...and more »

Sri Lanka: Foreign aid arrives as flood toll tops 200 - Aljazeera.com

Tens of thousands of Sri Lankans remained unable to return to their homes on Wednesday as the death toll from devastating floods and mudslides climbed past 200, officials said. Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake said 16 countries had rushed relief ...and more »