Tri forces step-up flood relief operations in affected areas


Tri forces personnel and rescue teams are currently involved in rescue and relief efforts in flood affected areas in Weeraketiya, Neluwa, Morawaka, Deiyandara, Padukka, Bulathsinhala, Kalawana, Wellampitiya, Palindanuwara and Beliatta areas.

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Disaster update: DMC says 91 dead, 110 missing


The death toll from the floods and landslides have risen to 91 with 110 others reported missing, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said a short while ago.

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Lanka seeks assistance to handle worsening flood situation


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has activated the Emergency Response Unit of the Ministry, to coordinate rescue and relief measures related to the flood situation in several parts of Sri Lanka, a statement from the ministry said.

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President's office sends list of ministers, deputy ministers' portfolios for gazetting but omits respective subjects


The Office of the President has sent to the Department of Printing a list of ministers and deputy ministers along with their portfolios with instructions to gazette it before midnight today (May 26).

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400 military personnel deployed to support relief operations


Military Spokesman Roshan Senevirathne told Reuters close to 400 military personnel had been deployed with boats and helicopters to help the police and civilian agencies.

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Disaster Management Center and Ministry of Home Affairs open telephone lines for relief efforts


The Disaster Management Center provided three 24-hour hotline numbers to obtain information on the prevailing flood condition.

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Lankan sex abuse in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system:AP


An AP investigation last month found that, in the past 12 years, an estimated 2,000 such allegations have been leveled at U.

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Five dead after earth embankment collapse in Neluwa


Five persons have been killed after an earth embankment collapsed onto a house belonging to a tea factory at the Doowili Ella Estate in Neluwa, Galle.

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Flood Alert: Govt urges those living near rivers to evacuate


The Government has urged residents living near all rivers around the country to evacuate with their families as soon as possible as there is a danger of these rivers overflowing and creating major floods during the next 48 hours.

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