8 SLSR Troops Support Removal of Fallen Tree
Troops of the 8 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) of the
583 Brigade under the 58 Division of the Security Force Headquarters -
West (SFHQ-West) rose to the occasion and cleared a huge tree that has
fallen on a line of estate houses on (13) Sunday in Atalawatta,
Pindeniya in a remote area in Kegalle district.
At the request of Disaster Management authorities for
urgent assistance for removal of the tree, 8 SLSR troops on the
instructions of Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage, Commander, Security
Forces - West, rushed to the scene and gave their hand to others who
were trying to remove the fallen tree.
Army troops with the support of others within a few
minutes managed to take away the entire tree and clean the premises.
Afterwards, the authorities of the DMC and Galigamuwa
divisional secretariat evacuated 11 families temporarily to the nearby
Residents and government authorities thanked the Army
for their speedy action and support for the removal.
Courtesy : Army Media Unit