Navy said that Naval Off Shore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) INS Sunayna and survey vessel INS Sutlej are being sent to Colombo coast from Southern Naval Command in Kochi.
"INS Sutlej with relief material has already embarked on its journey to Colombo harbour from Southern Naval Command in Kochi. INS Sunayna will leave for Sri Lanka from the Kochi coast shortly," a Navy spokesman said here.
The cyclone has wreaked havoc along Sri Lankan coast. 43 people have been killed and 133 were missing following massive landslides and floods in the Kegalle region. Schools throughout the country have been closed as a precaution.

Heavy rainfall is also expected in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha as the storm will move away from Lanka tracking northeastward into Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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