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Death toll in Sri Lanka monsoon rises to 23

  • At least 23 people have died and more than 75,000 affected due to the monsoon rains which hit Sri Lanka on May 19. According to the Disaster Management Centre of the country, 13 people are missing and at least 166,228 people have been affected by heavy rainfall and strong winds. 339 camps and shelters are being put up for the displaced people. More than thousand members of the armed forces have been deployed across the country