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Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 9.50 GMT
Sri Lanka landslide: UN saddened by the human loss


The United Nations said today that it is saddened by the loss of human life caused by the deadly landslide in the Koslanda village of Badulla district in Sri Lanka.

"We at the United Nations and Humanitarian Community are saddened by the human loss and missing persons caused as a result of the landslides in the Haldummulla division of Badulla district," a message by the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Sri Lanka."

The Resident Coordinator further said that the United Nations System and the Humanitarian Partners in Sri Lanka remain committed and stand ready to lend further assistance to efforts to respond to meet the needs of the affected communities and support the authorities to expedite search and rescue efforts.





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