India sends help

INS Kirch with around 125 personnel on board, arrived at Colombo Port today and offloaded relief supplies, inflatable Gemini boats with diving teams, and a mobile medical team with supplies.

The High Commissioner of India Taranjit Sandhu handed over the supplies to Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake at the Colombo Port. The Indian rescue personnel are now being deployed to the disaster affected zone in coordination with the Sri Lanka Navy and other Sri Lankan authorities.