Sri Lanka receives foreign aid after flooding and landslides leaves 146 dead

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The Foreign Ministry said that in coordination with the Disaster Management Ministry, and the United Nations said it is assisting in relief efforts in response to a government appeal. It also promised to donate water purification tablets, tents and other supplies for the displaced.

The World Health Organization will support medical teams in affected areas, and the United States and Pakistan also promised consignments of relief supplies.

India is sending three Navy ships with supplies and other aid, the first of which arrived in Colombo on Saturday.

 

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