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Photo taken on May 19, 2016 shows a bird's-eye view of flooded Kelaniya District, Sri Lanka. The death toll from Sri Lanka's flash floods and devastating landslides rose to 58 on Thursday as rescue teams continued emergency search and evacuation operations in many districts across the island, the Disaster Management Center said.

India sends relief material to Sri Lanka ….reports Asian Lite News

Photo taken on May 19, 2016 shows a bird's-eye view of flooded Kelaniya District, Sri Lanka. The death toll from Sri Lanka's flash floods and devastating landslides rose to 58 on Thursday as rescue teams continued emergency search and evacuation operations in many districts across the island, the Disaster Management Center said.
Photo taken on May 19, 2016 shows a bird’s-eye view of flooded Kelaniya District, Sri Lanka. The death toll from Sri Lanka’s flash floods and devastating landslides rose to 58 on Thursday as rescue teams continued emergency search and evacuation operations in many districts across the island, the Disaster Management Center said.

India on Friday sent two naval ships with relief material to Sri Lanka where torrential rains and landslides have claimed at least 63 lives.

INS Sutlej, a survey vessel, sailed for Colombo from Kochi in Kerala. INS Sunayna, an offshore patrol vessel, will carry more relief material, Indian Navy officials said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the deaths and said India stands by to help the government and people of Sri Lanka. Assistance was being rushed to Colombo on emergency basis, he said.

The island nation’s central Kegalle district has reported the highest number of 34 deaths. Nearly 150 people are still buried under the debris.

The landslide, which struck on Tuesday evening and buried three villages, is said to be the worst in Sri Lanka’s history.

More than 450,000 people have been affected by the floods and landslides.

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