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Monday, 23 May 2016 - 12:53
Cleanup operations in the flood affected areas commence
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The cleanup operation in the areas that were affected by floods due to the over spill of the Kelani River has commenced.  

The programme started early this morning in the Kaduwela area with the involvement of the Army.

Minister of Disaster Management Susil Premajayantha noted that cleanup in the Kolonnawa area, will commence in the evening with the participation of over 600 troops from the Civil Security Force.

An aircraft carrying foreign aid from Pakistan has arrived at the Katunayake airport today.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had directed the relevant authorities to make immediate arrangements for provision of emergency relief to the flood victims in Sri Lanka.

The death toll due to disasters resulting from the inclement weather has risen to 93.Meanwhile, 109 persons still remain missing.

The Disaster Management Centre said that 185 thousand 933 persons still remain at safe locations after being displaced due to the inclement weather that affected 22 districts.

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