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.
The landslide warning announced due to the adverse weather condition has been extended for the next 24 hours, National Building Research Organization (NBRO) said.
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.
The Chinese government will offer humanitarian aid worth 15 million yuan (about US$2.
President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolence to President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday following the floods and landslides that overtook the island.
A Sri Lanka Air Force Mi 17 helicopter involved in flood relief distribution in the Baddegama area has made a forced landing, officials said.
The death toll due to the prevailing adverse weather condition has increased up to 151, Government news portal reported.
Neighbouring India was the first nation to come forward with flood relief assistance to Sri Lanka.
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.