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Floods, landslides kill at least 92 in Sri Lanka

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SRI LANKA FLOODING. A Sri Lankan home is surrounded by floodwaters in the suburb of Kaduwela in the capital Colombo on May 26, 2017. Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

Officials say another 110 people remain missing

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (May 27, 2017) — Flooding and landslides killed at least 92 people and left another 110 missing in Sri Lanka as the monsoon set in Friday, May 26, dumping record rainfall in many parts of the island, authorities said. Continue reading Floods, landslides kill at least 92 in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka appeals for up to $2B in foreign flood aid

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MASSIVE FLOODS. Vehicles and homes inundated by the flood waters at Wellampitiya in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 20, 2016. Photo by MA Pushpa Kumara/EPA

The Sri Lankan government seeks grants and loans, as well as experts on urban planning who can help prevent disasters

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (May 25, 2016) — Sri Lanka appealed on Wednesday, May 25, for foreign aid to recover from massive floods that caused an estimated $2 billion worth of damage and claimed more than 100 lives. Continue reading Sri Lanka appeals for up to $2B in foreign flood aid