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Heavy rains disrupted a massive search Thursday for scores of people feared buried in a landslide on a Sri Lankan tea estate, further dimming prospects of finding anyone alive. Hundreds of troops suspended their work as rains threatened more mudslides at the plantation in central Sri Lanka, a day after scores of tin-roofed homes were buried under tonnes of mud. "We are suspending the search operation because it is not safe to work in this rain," the region's top military officer, Major General Mano Perera, told reporters. Perera said they failed to find any survivors or bodies from the disaster site on Thursday.