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India sends relief material to Cyclone hit Sri Lanka

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Published on 20 May 2016 8:23 AM GMT

India sends relief material to Cyclone hit Sri Lanka
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New Delhi: Sticking to the commitment of aiding neighbours, India, on Friday, rushed relief material for Sri Lankan families who have been largely affected by the massive cyclone Roanu and landslides that killed at least 40 people.

Reports confirm that over 400,000 people have been affected due to heavy rains and landslides in the various parts of the island nation.

An Indian survey vessel, INS Sutlej sailed for Colombo from Southern Naval Command in Kochi. Naval authorities confirm that another ship, INS Sunayna will soon head for Colombo with more relief material.

Meanwhile, relief work has resumed in several worst hit Sri Lankan villages including Siripura, Pallebage and Elangapitya.

Out of the hundreds buried, rescuers, since Friday morning, have recovered 30 bodies and expect for more later in the day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives due to the natural disaster.

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