Relief operations in flood and landslide affected areas continue


  Relief operations in flood and landslide affected areas continued on Monday​ as the death toll in the disaster continued with the number dead rising to 164 and 104 others listed missing, officials said.

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Landslide warnings extended for next 24 hours


The landslide warning announced due to the adverse weather condition has been extended for the next 24 hours, National Building Research Organization (NBRO) said.

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SriLankan Airlines to fly to Australia from Oct '17


SriLankan Airlines will resume flights to Australia, operating daily, non-stop services to Melbourne from October 29 this year, a decision that was exclusively reported in the Business Times on May 7.

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Chinese govt. to offer humanitarian aid worth $2.2million


The Chinese government will offer humanitarian aid worth 15 million yuan (about US$2.

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President Xi Jinping sends President Sirisena message of condolence


President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolence to President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday following the floods and landslides that overtook the island.

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Air Force Mi-17 transport helicopter makes forced landing in Baddegama


A Sri Lanka Air Force Mi 17 helicopter involved in flood relief distribution in the Baddegama area has made a forced landing, officials said.

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Flood Update: Death toll rises to 151, 112 missing and more than 400,000 affected


The death toll due to the prevailing adverse weather condition has increased up to 151, Government news portal reported.

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In pictures:Indian Navy personnel engage in flood relief work in Kalutara


Neighbouring India was the first nation to come forward with flood relief assistance to Sri Lanka.

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President instructs swift measures to assist victims of bad weather conditions


President Maithripala Sirisena issued instructions to the relevant authorities to provide immediate relief to the affected people by the prevailing unfavorable weather conditions across the country, a statement from Presidential Secretariat said.

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