Sri Lanka tightens building laws as monsoon rain toll crosses 200 - Saudi Gazette

This photo provided by Sri Lanka Air Force shows areas cut off from access to provide supplies due to mudslides and floods in Ayagama area in Ratnapura district, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday. — AP. COLOMBO — Sri Lanka pledged on Wednesday to tighten ...

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 ...

* 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 ...

* 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 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 ...

New Delhi's Indian Ocean Outreach - The Diplomat

India's recent outreach to Sri Lanka and Mauritius suggest renewed focus on the Indian Ocean region. By Harsh V. Pant for The Diplomat. June 01, 2017. Sri Lanka is facing a humanitarian crisis as a consequence of the nation's worst torrential rains ...

* 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 ...

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.

Pakistan Navy continues to provide humanitarian assistance in Sri Lanka - Radio Pakistan (press release)

One hundred and eighty-three people have been killed and a million displaced in the floods. File photo. Pakistan Navy continues to provide humanitarian assistance in Sri Lanka. 06:46 PM, 31 May, 2017. 0. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share ...

200 dead, 96 missing as death toll rises in Sri Lanka mudslides - Toronto Star

Sri Lankan residents walk through the site of a mudslide in the Kiribathgala village in Sri Lanka on May 31, 2017. (ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP/Getty Images). By Krishan FrancisThe Associated Press. Wed., May 31, 2017. COLOMBO, SRI LANKA—The death ...

Foreign Office issues warning for holidaymakers planning to visit Sri Lanka tourist areas - The Star

South Yorkshire holidaymakers have been warned over travelling to Sri Lanka by the Foreign Office after flooding and landslides in the area. At least 177 people have died and thousands more people are at risk of potentially fatal diseases after ...

Pakistan Navy takes part in relief efforts in flood stricken Sri Lanka - The News International

Pakistan Navy continues to provide Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Operations in flood stricken Sri Lanka. According to a statement, Pakistan Navy Ship Zulfiqar arrived in Colombo with embarked Helicopter ALOUETTE, relief goods, ...