Sri Lanka: At least 100 killed, 99 missing in rain-triggered mudslides
Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing.
The Disaster Management Center said more than 2,900 people have been displaced.
The military used large armored vehicles and boats to transport people to safety.
The Sri Lankan government appealed to the UN and other countries for help with rescue and relief measures.
Authorities issued fresh evacuation orders for those living downstream of two major rivers, citing a risk of flooding even though the rains had subsided.
Mudslides have become common during the monsoon season in the tropical Indian Ocean island
Residents of Wehangalla village near Agalawatte were marooned as floodwaters swamped most of the buildings up to the roof.