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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 »

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 »

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 »

Nearly 500000 displaced in Sri Lanka floods - UPI.com

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. An Indian ...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 »

India rushes aid to Lanka as floods claim 122 lives - Times of India

COLOMBO: India on Saturday rushed relief materials and deployed rescue personnel in Sri Lanka as the country faced its worst floods since 2003 that claimed the lives of 122 people and displaced half a million. The Disaster Management Centre issued an ...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 »

Sri Lanka asks for help as death toll from floods, mudslides hits 100 - Chicago Tribune

Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides rose Saturday to 100 with 99 others missing. The Disaster Management Center said more than 27,000 people have been displaced. The military used large armored vehicles ...and more »

Indian aid arrives as Sri Lanka monsoon toll hits 100 - Times of India

COLOMBO/NEW DELHI: Indian medical teams and emergency relief arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday as the monsoon-related death toll reached 100 and authorities warned of more flooding in low-lying areas. A ship carrying medical supplies docked in ...and more »