• In a Jan. 25, 2016 file photo, former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed listens to a question during a press conference in London. The former president of the Maldives said Monday, May 23, 2016, that he's been granted political asylum in Britain where he had traveled for medical treatment on leave from serving a prison sentence in his country. Nasheed, who was the Indian Ocean archipelago's first democratically elected leader, was sentenced to 13 years in prison last year for ordering the arrest of a senior judge while in office.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

    Maldives’ ex-leader says he’s received asylum in UK

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The former president of the Maldives said Monday that he’s been granted political asylum in Britain where he had traveled for medical treatment on leave from serving a prison sentence in his country.

  • In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016 photo, a Sri Lankan landslide survivor caries her dog as she walks on the mud after a landslide in Elangipitiya village in Aranayaka about 72 kilometers (45 miles) north east of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Soldiers and police used sticks and bare hands Wednesday to dig through enormous piles of mud covering houses in three villages hit by massive landslides in central Sri Lanka, with hundreds of families reported missing. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)

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    A landslide survivor carried her dog through mud in Sri Lanka, where heavy rains and flooding killed dozens of people and swamped thousands of homes in the capital.

  • A Sri Lankan man crosses a submerged road in Wellampitiya, outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, May 20, 2016. The weeklong rains have caused chaos across Sri Lanka, unleashing deadly landslides and driving tens of thousands from their homes. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Boats deliver aid, pick up sick in flooded Sri Lanka capital

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of small boats navigated deep floodwaters that have inundated thousands of homes in the Sri Lankan capital to deliver aid and rescue the elderly and sick from rooftops, as forecasters warned Friday of more heavy rain.