Troops rush to provide flood relief
[October 08 2018]
rainfall experienced over the
past several days has resulted
in flooding being reported from
a few places. According to the
latest weather forecasts issued
by the Met. Department, due to
the low pressure area in the Bay
of Bengal, prevailing showery
condition is expected to
increase over the island during
tomorrow. Showers or
thundershowers are expected at
times in the Western,
North-western, Central and
Sabaragamuwa Provinces and in
Galle and Matara Districts.
Meanwhile, Army troops under the Security Force
Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) rushed to the Parliament complex area
during the early hours on Sunday (07) to take measures to prevent the
entrance areas from getting inundated. According to Army media, troops
had stacked sand bags along the edges of the entry road that runs across
the Diyawanna Oya waterway.
Troops were able to prevent the access road from
flooding and also took preventive measures to avoid any possible
breeching of flood water.
In another rain caused incident, troops of the
Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-Cen) had to rush to provide
relief and assistance to remove trees and branches that have fallen on
houses and roads in Balana, Katakumbura and Amunupura areas in
Kadugannawa Divisional Secretariat Division on Friday (05).