Navy troops begin Post disaster relief work
[May 31 2018]
Close on the heels of providing rescue and relief
assistance in the aftermath of the weather calamity during the last
week, security forces personnel are working to restore civil life in the
With the slowing down of the heavy showers, flood
waters have begun to recede in areas that were inundated during the past
several days. Affected people are returning to their homes and have
begun to pick up the pieces and resume their day to day activities.
As a part of post disaster response, Navy troops have
begun to provide assistance to flood affected communities to access one
of the most basic needs; clean water. With most of the water sources
being contaminated with flood water people were facing difficulty in
drawing clean water for consumption.
Navy relief teams equipped with pumping equipment have
already cleaned more than 250 wells in Horana, Kalutara, Agalawatta,
Gampaha, Bopitiya, Puttalam and Nattandiya areas. These efforts
are carried out in keeping with proper safety and sanitary standards as
affected areas are exposed to serious health hazards during post flood
Navy had also installed a mobile Reverse Osmosis plant
to provide safe drinking water to the communities in Nattandiya.
Meanwhile, Naval troops in the Northern peninsula had
conducted a field medical clinic at the Community Cultural Center in
Delft Island on Tuesday (29).