Indian Naval ship with relief supplies arrives in flood-hit Sri Lanka

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-27 13:49:44|Editor: xuxin
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COLOMBO, May 27 (Xinhua) -- An Indian ship filled with relief supplies for those affected by the devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka arrived at the Colombo Port on Saturday, Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said here in a statement.

Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake visited the port to meet Indian Naval Ship INS Kirch and received the supplies from Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Sandhu.

The Foreign Ministry said another ship filled with relief supplies from India will arrive in Colombo on Sunday.

The death toll from the devastating floods and landslides reached 100 on Saturday while 200,000 people have been displaced and 99 are still missing, the Disaster Management Center said.

Rescue and search operations are still ongoing in several areas and fresh flood alerts have been issued as rains continue in certain areas.

The Sri Lankan government on Friday made an appeal to the United Nations' International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) and neighboring countries to provide assistance for the affected people, especially in the areas where search and rescue operations were ongoing.