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Premier Li extends condolences to Sri Lanka on flood, landslide disasters

Updated: May 28,2017 7:50 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Premier Li Keqiang on May 28 sent a message of condolences to his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe over the country’s recent flood and landslide disasters.

In his message, Premier Li expressed sincere condolences to Sri Lanka’s government and people, saying that China is willing to exert all efforts to support and help the Sri Lankan government with its disaster relief work, he said.

The death toll from Sri Lanka’s devastating floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains has reached 146, with 112 people missing by the noon of May 28, Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Center said.