1. PM Narendra Modi condoles loss of life in Sri Lankan floods, dispatches relief ships to island nation

PM Narendra Modi condoles loss of life in Sri Lankan floods, dispatches relief ships to island nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter tonight to express his condolonces over the loss of lives due to the heavy floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.

By: | Published: May 27, 2017 12:33 AM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter tonight to express his condolonces over the loss of lives due to the heavy floods and landslides in Sri Lanka. Over 20,000 people have been displaced due to the havoc, as reported by PTI and as many as 90 people have died in the tragedy. As many as 110 people are missing. According to the Disaster Management Centre, Lanka has witnessed the worst rainfall since 1970’s. “We have seen worst rainfall since the 1970s,” PTI quoted Dunesh Gankanada, Deputy Minister of Disaster Management Centre (DMC) as saying. He further said “We are carrying out relief operations in some areas when we can’t even reach some of the affected areas.”

While expressing his grief, Prime Minister Modi tweeted that the relief material from India has been dispatched via ships and will reach Colombo by tomorrow morning.

As per the DMC, 7,856 lives have been affected in the Sabaragamuwa, Western and Southern Provinces of Sri Lanka. In its report, DMC said, “A total of 42 people are missing while two people were injured. The number of deaths in Ratnapura district is recorded as 10 and it’s nine in Kalutara due to floods and landslides,” according to PTI. By noon, the death toll due to floods and landslides had started soaring. 38 deaths were reported from the Kalutara District alone, as reported by PTI.

Besides, The Meteorology Department has predicted that the rain and strong winds will continue due to the South-Western monsoon. In a report, it said,“Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central and North-western provinces. Heavy falls (about 150 mm) can be expected at some places.”

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