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Death toll from weeklong storms in Sri Lanka rises to 92

  • A Sri Lankan boy carries water bottles near a flood affected area near Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Sri Lanka's soldiers continued searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago leaving dozens dead. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    A Sri Lankan boy carries water bottles near a flood affected area near Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Sri Lanka's soldiers continued searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago leaving dozens dead. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Sri Lankan boy carries water bottles and a packet of food at a makeshift shelter for flood victims in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Sri Lanka's soldiers continued searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago leaving dozens dead. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    A Sri Lankan boy carries water bottles and a packet of food at a makeshift shelter for flood victims in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Sri Lanka's soldiers continued searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago leaving dozens dead. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sri Lankan flood victims line up to receive relief materials in a flood affected area near Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Sri Lanka's soldiers continued searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago leaving dozens dead. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Sri Lankan flood victims line up to receive relief materials in a flood affected area near Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Sri Lanka's soldiers continued searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago leaving dozens dead. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)  (The Associated Press)

The death toll from landslides and floods in Sri Lanka as a result of weeklong heavy storms has risen to 92, with soldiers searching for victims of landslides that buried three villages in the central hills pulling out eight bodies from the rubble.

The Disaster Management Center also said Sunday that 109 people are still missing in the landslides.

The rain had stopped in many parts of the island nation on Sunday, and waters were fast receding from flooded streets of the capital, Colombo.