Describing the destruction caused by flood fury in the state as a "colossal tragedy", she observed that the unprecedented floods and landslides had caused extensive damage to property, besides taking a heavy toll of lives.
"As a token of the support and solidarity of the Government and people of Tamil Nadu with the Government and people of Jammu & Kashmir in their hour of need, I have ordered the immediate contribution of a sum of Rs 5 crores from the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund," she said in a statement.
The Chief Minister expressed her heartfelt condolences to the families of persons killed in the tragedy and said that "the Government of Tamil Nadu stands ready to render any other assistance as may be required by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir."
Heavy floods have wreaked havoc in Jammu and Kashmir, leaving nearly 150 people dead.

Jayalalithaa files defamation case against Subramanian Swamy
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday filed a defamation case against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in a city court over his remarks related to the issue of state fishermen being detained by Sri Lanka.
The petition filed by City Public Prosecutor ML Jagan on behalf of the Chief Minister in the Principal Sessions Judge Court contended that Swamy's remarks were defamatory.
Jayalalithaa also filed defamation case against the Editor and Publisher of the daily "Dinamalar" for publishing Swamy's remarks.

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