Military extends support in restoring normalcy to flood affected areas

Military extends support in restoring normalcy to flood affected areas

Military extends support in restoring normalcy to flood affected areas

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

27 May, 2018 | 8:59 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Disaster Management Centre says that they are currently working on restoring normalcy to flood-affected districts.

According to the Army Spokesperson, Brigadier Sumith Atapattu, 471 army personnel have been deployed for restoration operations in the Gampaha, Colombo, Matara, Galle, Ratnapura, Puttalam, Kalutara and Kegalle districts.

Brigadier Atapattu also said that 41 officers of the Air Force have been deployed to assist those in need in the Colombo District.

Meanwhile, clean-up operations of wells in the Mahawewa area in Ratnapura are being carried out with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Navy. Navy Media Spokesperson, Commander Dinesh Bandara said that 12 teams have been deployed for this.

He added that 63 Navy teams have been deployed in 08 districts to provide relief to those affected in disaster-stricken areas.

 

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