Sathya Sai International Organization #FloodSL Flood Relief Collection point
The Oxford English dictionary defines the word compromise as being “an agreement or settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions”. Sri Lanka witnesed a political compromise of sorts between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe when the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and United National Party(UNP)leaders displayed a show of unity in bringing about a mini re-shuffle of portfolios among members of their cabinet. [DBSJ]
Flooding and mudslides have killed at least 151 people in Sri Lanka and 111 people remain missing, according to Rajitha Senaratne, health minister.
Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid to another half a million people displaced by the island’s worst flooding in more than a decade. [AlJazeera]