Sri Lanka floods: Indian Navy teams deployed as death toll rises to 180 (By Livemint)

1. Colombo: Indian Navy diving and medical teams have been deployed to assist Sri Lanka Navy operations in the flood-hit southwestern region, as the death toll from the disaster on Monday rose to 180, with 110 people still missing in the island nation’s worst torrential rains in 14 years.

2. The incessant rains experienced since Thursday night have driven nearly half a million people out of their inundated homes in the southern and western regions.

3. The Indian ships brought in rice, atta (flour), dal, sugar, bedsheets, blankets, durries, rain coats, milk, biscuits etc.

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