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The second Indian ship, INS Shardul, arrived at the Colombo Port this morning with relief to assists the ongoing disaster relief efforts for the communities affected by the extreme weather in Sri Lanka.

The ship is carrying additional relief material requested by Sri Lankan authorities, apart from more inflatable boats.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed condolences at the loss of lives and said that India stands with her Sri Lankan brothers and sisters in their hour of need.

The first Indian naval ship ‘INS Kirch’ with around 125 personnel on board, arrived at Colombo Port Saturday morning and offloaded relief supplies, inflatable Gemini boats with diving teams, and a mobile medical team with supplies.

The Indian rescue personnel are now being deployed to the disaster affected zone in coordination with Sri Lanka Navy and other authorities.

Navy Spokesman Chandima Walakuluge said the third Indian ship, INS Jalashwa, is scheduled to arrive at the Colombo Port tomorrow to join the relief efforts in the country.

The INS Jalsahwa is a larger LPD (landing platform / dock) class of ship, which can carry large amounts of relief material and is ideally suited for conduct of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions.(Darshana Sanjeewa)


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  • sene Sunday, 28 May 2017 01:16 PM

    The urgent need is the Indian Doctors, local Doctors not willing to risk their lives as shown in their lethargic behavior.Not a single medical body has come forward.

    sy Sunday, 28 May 2017 01:22 PM

    It seems no one to give leadership to this disastrous situation.Where is the Disaster Management Minister.A complete reshuffle including the state ministers is the need of the hour

    karu Sunday, 28 May 2017 02:01 PM

    Thank You India! for helping us in our hour of need. The worst affected areas are the strong hold of JO. Where is Gammanpilla now.

    Spidy Sunday, 28 May 2017 02:10 PM

    Just hope it reaches the affected and not to the market via DM Android App

    Thanos Sunday, 28 May 2017 02:28 PM

    Again, Thank you. We need all the help we can get.

    nick Sunday, 28 May 2017 02:57 PM

    sy we have too many leaders thats he problem we are facing we dont have one leader who gives order & all follow too many chefs spoilt the soup likewise our country already heading for man made disaster as well via DM Android App

    Dhanush Sunday, 28 May 2017 04:03 PM

    where are these GMOA thugs who were opposing against ETCA and PMCs

    truth Sunday, 28 May 2017 05:11 PM

    well said Danusha? Where are they?

    Harmesh Lakha Sunday, 28 May 2017 05:13 PM

    Well done India. Helping friend in his hour of need is the best friend you can have.

    ceylon Sunday, 28 May 2017 06:21 PM

    indians are comingchinese are runing. via DM Android App

    Ranga Sunday, 28 May 2017 07:47 PM

    The GMOA is already at the flooded areas helping the victims. You don't know about it as you are not in those areas and just watching TV at home. via DM Android App

    ThinkNow Sunday, 28 May 2017 09:27 PM

    Will Wimal go on a fast demanding not to accept Indian aids ?

    suresh Monday, 29 May 2017 10:55 AM

    no aid from China?

    dhanusha Monday, 29 May 2017 12:02 PM

    ya they are going to courts even during this crucial situation via DM Android App

    dhanuaha Monday, 29 May 2017 12:07 PM

    GMOA just starting to collect money bro via DM Android App

    dhanuaha Monday, 29 May 2017 12:13 PM

    doctors who are working there are working on their own helping mindwe are against GMOA not against good hearted doctors via DM Android App


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