Indian help arrives in Sri Lanka as monsoon toll exceeds 150
29 May 2017 | 5:06 am
Indian navy troops offload emergency supplies from the Indian ship Kirch at Colombo harbour - part of a relief operation to assist victims of floods in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka's financial woes have caused severe food and fuel shortages, runaway inflation, and prolonged blackouts. The resulting public outrage forced then-president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee the country and resign.
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