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An Indian ship filled with relief supplies for those affected by the devastating floods and landslides arrived at the Colombo Port on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake visited the Port to receive the Indian Naval Ship INS Kirch and take charge of the supplies from the Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu.
As before India has been the first to respond when Sri Lanka is ravaged by national disasters. When tsunami struck the island in December 2004, India was the first to respond and it even set up a hospital at Galle which was particularly badly hit by the giant waves.

The Foreign Ministry said that 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 UN, the 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.(


  Comments - 19

  • rahul Saturday, 27 May 2017 10:17 PM

    Hope our Indian government could help as much as possible, there was lot bitterness came between 2 brothers but with Modi in power, Its a past and only focus is to have restore great brotherhood between Srilanka and India. Modi with ultimate majority and backing of largest community of India will not bow down against Tamil politics but will rather focus and help to sweeten Indian relation with Beautiful Srilanka.

    Siva Monday, 29 May 2017 10:16 AM

    Why are you involving Tamil people into this. Are you an anti Tamil

    kushal kumar Sunday, 28 May 2017 08:56 AM

    Very sad. India must send as much support as it can to the neighbour. This Vedic astrology writer has been alerting for long that during August-September or before in 2017, sea or countries near sea should be ready to face natural disasters like massive record rain or floods and the like. It seems India may also be ready in coming months , particularly in August-September in present year to face natural or man made disasters in sea , through sea and in coastal States like Tamil Nadu , Gujrat , Andhra Pradesh , Telangana , Mumbai- Goa, Andaman

    DIXIT THE FIX IT Sunday, 28 May 2017 07:36 AM

    High Commissioner made it a point to state that their personnel who come here for flood relief work will leave once the work is done. Why this repeated annunciation makes one to think of "Dixit the fixit" !

    hinni Sunday, 28 May 2017 07:04 AM

    Our brothers..!Thank you..

    Hitapangmachan Sunday, 28 May 2017 04:13 AM

    what happen china still no sound . waiting to give loan via DM iOS App

    Wimal Weerawansa Sunday, 28 May 2017 02:31 AM

    we don't need help from India. let's put black flag

    looka Sunday, 28 May 2017 01:35 AM

    moozzrat's arse is burning ...hehe

    Neo Saturday, 27 May 2017 11:19 PM

    We appreciate our big brother. Way to go India. Thank you via DM Android App

    lokka Saturday, 27 May 2017 10:54 PM

    you got mental disorder problem you should got to saudi arabia for treatment NO RETURNS

    Leo Saturday, 27 May 2017 01:52 PM

    Yes ask neighbouring countries for relief we cant spend money on that as the ministers need luxury cars via DM Android App

    axe Saturday, 27 May 2017 09:58 PM

    hihhihheeeee...can believe stomach pain..but...hihhihheeeee via DM Android App

    VMS Saturday, 27 May 2017 08:35 PM

    This is the time we all unite together. Forget about parties, religion and language and help our brothers and sisters. Hope this message go to the head of every body.

    Thanos Saturday, 27 May 2017 08:11 PM

    Thank you India.

    vithura Saturday, 27 May 2017 07:30 PM

    Here the neighbour is also a relative of Tamils and Sinhalese!

    JAN Saturday, 27 May 2017 05:13 PM

    Well Done only Our Next Door Super Power giving us Great help to us Thanks MR MODI via DM Android App

    Hitapangmachan Saturday, 27 May 2017 04:37 PM

    whatever said neighbor coming first relatives coming later via DM iOS App

    johan Saturday, 27 May 2017 03:31 PM

    This is what says India and Sri Lanka are brothers

    BUSHEL Saturday, 27 May 2017 02:41 PM


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