Sri Lanka calls for help as mudslides claim 100 lives

"India condoles the loss of lives and property in Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides".

INS Shardul with medical relief kits and diving teams left from Kerala's Kochi port at 7am and is likely to reach Colombo by tonight.

According to a statement issued by the Indian High Commission here, following directions from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the first Indian ship carrying relief material and rescue personnel, INS Kirch, reached Colombo on Friday morning.

"Foreign Min @RavikOfficial received relief assistance".

INS Jalashwa will sail out from Visakhapatnam today with HADR (Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief) that include relief material such as food, medicines and water.

The state-run disaster management centre said 97 people were still missing after the worst torrential rains since 2003.

Eight people died in separate mudslides in the Kalutara district, south of capital Colombo, while two others died in Makola, on the outskirts of the capital after a wall collapsed, officials said.

300 army troops and 13 Navy rescue teams have already been employed in Weeraketiya, Neluwa, Morawaka, Deiyandara, Padukka, Bulathsinhala, Kalawana, Wellampitiya, Palindanuwara and Beliatta areas.

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He also noted that Iran, Russia and Turkey along with other countries can accelerate Astana talks to bring peace, stability and welfare to the region.

The government has asked the United Nations and other countries for help.

People gather during a rescue mission in Bellana village in Kalutara, Sri Lanka.

The military used large armored vehicles and boats to transport people to safe areas.

Sri Lanka floods have claimed 100 lives and the situation in the neighbouring country is not at its best.

He assured that India stands with Sri Lanka in this hour of need.

"The monsoon has firmly established and we could have evening showers at a lesser intensity", meterological department chief S. R. Jayasekera said.

Sri Lanka, which has been heavily deforested for cash crops, often witnesses landslides during the monsoon season.

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