"PM has expressed his deep condolences on the loss of lives due to the landslide in Sri Lanka. PM wishes the injured a speedy recovery," said a tweet on his official microblogging account.
    
External Affairs Minister Suishma Swaraj also conveyed her condolences to her Sri Lanka counterpart G L Peiris on tragic loss of lives and offered assistance.
    
The landslide that struck on Wednesday was triggered by heavy rains and wiped out 120 workers' homes at the Meeriabedda tea estate in the central Badulla district.
    
India on Wednesday offered assistance to Sri Lanka to help hundreds of people affected by the landslide in Uva province of the island.
    
Indian High Commissioner Y K Sinha spoke to Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister G L Peiris and offered the assistance to deal with the landslide disaster.
    
Sri Lankan Army has deployed a contingent of over 500 troops from the Security Forces Headquarters to rescue operations.
    
Together with Army soldiers, Sri Lankan Air Force troops, policemen, health teams and civil relief teams are also currently engaged in the operations.
    
Nearly 200 people are feared to have been buried alive after a deadly landslide destroyed the homes of mostly Indian-origin tea plantation workers with slim chances of any survivors being found.
    
According to Sri Lankan authorities, 817 displaced people were being sheltered in two camps at Ampitikanda and Koslanda.
    
Heavy machinery was also deployed in the search even as top officials warned that chances of finding survivors are slim, the army and police personnel were engaged in rescue operations with five teams from the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO).
    
Sri Lankan Army has deployed a contingent of over 500 troops from the Security Forces Headquarters to rescue the buried victims of the landslide.

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