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Sri Lanka floods: Nearly 500000 displaced as death toll rises - BBC News

At least 126 people have been killed and nearly 500,000 displaced in Sri Lanka following flooding and mudslides triggered by monsoon rains, the government says. A further 97 people are still missing, a spokesman said. Military boats and helicopters ...and more »

Sri Lanka: Floods and Landslides - May 2017 - Reliefweb

Incessant rains during the past 48 hours across Sri Lanka has affected over half a million people in 7 districts. Most affected was the Rathnapura district where over 20,000 people faced flash floods. In Galle, Neluwa, Tawalama, Niyagama, Baddegama ...and more »

Heavy rains cause deadly landslides in Sri Lanka -

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain across Sri Lanka have killed at least 28 people and left 66 others missing, according to officials. The landslides occurred on Thursday night and Friday morning in central, southern and western parts of the ...and more »

Over 100 Are Killed in Floods and Mudslides in Sri Lanka - New York Times

At least 122 people have been killed in floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka after the worst torrential rains to hit the tropical island nation since 2003, officials said on Saturday. The state-run disaster management center said nearly 100 people were ...and more »

Nearly 500000 displaced in Sri Lanka floods -

May 27 (UPI) -- More than 100 people died and nearly 500,000 displaced in Sri Lanka after flooding and mudslides triggered monsoons, the government said Saturday. In addition, 113 people were reported missing, a government spokesman said.and more »

UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed - Yahoo News

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation. He didn't ...and more »

Monsoon-Triggered Mudslides, Floods In Sri Lanka Kill More Than 90 People - NPR

Heavy rains in Sri Lanka have prompted devastating mudslides and flooding, killing at least 91 people and leaving more than 100 missing, according to authorities. Search and rescue operations are currently underway, the Sri Lankan Disaster Management ...and more »

Severe rain affects over half a million people in Sri Lanka; many areas flooded: Update 1 - Reliefweb

26/05/2017 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: Incessant rain during the past 48hrs across Sri Lanka has affected over half a million people in 7 districts. Most affected was the Rathnapura district where over 20,000 people faced flash floods. The Branch Disaster ...and more »

India provides help as death toll tops 100 in Sri Lanka floods - The Indian Express

An Indian Navy ship with relief materials reached Colombo today as the death toll from the worst floods since 2003 in Sri Lanka crossed 100 and authorities warned of more rains. The Disaster Management Centre issued an urgent evacuation warning for ...and more »

India dispatches relief to flood-hit Lanka - Hindu Business Line

Colombo, May 26. With Sri Lanka being hit by floods and landslides, India has rushed naval ships with relief material to the island nation. One of the ships reached Sri Lanka this morning and another will reach tomorrow. In a series of tweets last ...and more »