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Premier extends condolences over Sri Lanka floods, landslides

Updated: May 26,2016 9:12 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Premier Li Keqiang on May 25 extended his condolences to Ranil Wickremesinghe, the prime minister of Sri Lanka, over the floods and landslides that hit the island country last week.

In a message, Premier Li mourned those killed in the disasters and expressed his sincere condolences to the Sri Lankan government and those affected.

The Premier said that the Chinese side deeply sympathizes with the Sri Lankan people and will provide assistance and support within its capacity to help with the relief and post-disaster recovery of Sri Lanka.

As of May 26, at least 102 Sri Lankan people have been killed and over 200,000 fled their homes due to the floods and landslides last week. Around 30,000 houses have been completely destroyed.