Air Force relief operations continue for the fifth day
Since the beginning of the flooding, Sri Lanka Air
Force have been continuously dispatching its air assets to conduct
Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations, states
Air Force media.
During the past 24 hours, SLAF's Bell 212, Bell 412
and MI 17 helicopters have transported more than 39,266 cooked meals
packs, 5206 kgs of dry rations, 4037 water bottles, medical items and
other supplies to relief centers in Bulathsinhala, Bellana, Baddegama
and Rathnapura areas covering 52 flying sorties with more than 24 hours
of total flying . Y-12 aircraft has also been used for reconnaissance
missions to identify and locate stranded victims and also assess aid
requirements in Rathnapura, Galle, and Kalutara districts.
Since the flooding, SLAF has also been conducting
airlifts, rescue and evacuation missions to support ongoing disaster
relief operations. SLAF had also delivered essential relief items to
isolated groups, which face difficulties in reaching relief centers.
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