Srilanka - Landslide, floods countrywide – 100 dead, 110 missing


20 Feb 2014
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The death toll as a result of landslides and floods that occurred due to the heavy rainfall, affecting 14 districts has risen to 100. The Disaster Management Centre said that 110 people are missing as a result of the disaster conditions.
The adverse weather has affected 53,000 people in the country.
Assistant Director of the DMC, Pradeep Kodippili said that the districts of Ratnapura, Kalutara, Kegalle, Matara, Galle, Hambantota and Gampaha have been the most adversely affected by floods and landslides.
The DMC notes that 47 deaths have been reported as a result of the adverse weather conditions in the Ratnapura district, while 38 deaths and 72 missing persons have been reported from the Kalutara district.
According to the Assistant Director of Kalutara District Disaster Management Centre, Lieutenant Colonel Prabath Jayasinghe, 22 individuals have sustained injuries following floods in Kalutara.
He said that sixteen provincial secretarial divisions were affected in the district.District secretary Pradeep Rathnayaka said that 11 deaths were reported from the Matara district.
A number of provincial secretarial divisions were also affected by floods and landslides.

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The first Indian rescue ship,  INS Krich arrived at the Colombo harbour.
The ship carried aid material, equipment, personnel, food and medicinal aid as well as a team of rescue divers.The ship also contains a number of rescue boats that would be used for relief operations.
Indian Premier Narendra Modi on Friday tweeted that the first ship with relief material will arrive in Sri Lanka today and the second, tomorrow.
The ship was dispatched on Friday with relief items following a request made by the Sri Lankan government.
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