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Toll in Sri Lanka floods reaches 206

Colombo, June 2: The death toll in Sri Lanka’s devastating floods and landslides has reached to 206 with 92 people still reported missing, media reports said on Friday.

As of Thursday night, nearly 650,000 people in 15 districts were still affected by the incessant rains and strong winds that have ravaged Sri Lanka since May 26, resulting in major floods and landslides, the Daily Mirror reported.

The 15 districts which are still affected are Ratnapura, Hambantota, Kalutara, Matara, Matale, Gampaha, Colombo, Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Galle.

Meanwhile, according to the Meteorological Department,  showers may occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central, North Central and North Western provinces with occasional rainfall expected to exceed 75 mm. The seas could be rough. Sri LankaLandslide warnings remained in force in Ratnapura, Kegalle, Galle, Kalutara, Hambantota and Nuwara Eliya Districts.

People in some areas were without electricity, the report said.

International aid has poured into the country with India, China, the US, Britain, Pakistan, Australia, Norway and the EU donating funds and sending relief supplies.

 Wefornews Bureau

 

 

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