Army continues with relief work
Continuing with ongoing relief work, Sri Lanka Army
has deployed a total of 1600 Army personnel, belonging to the Security
Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) for rescue and relief operations
in flood and landslide affected areas with 15 BTRs and WMZs troop
carriers, 30 Army boats and other machinery by Saturday (27th May 2017),
states army media.
The relief operations are conducted through close
coordination with sister services, Police, Disaster Management Centre (DMC),
District and Divisional Secretariats.
In addition, Army Health Services has also dispatched
five army medical teams comprised with medical officers, nurses,
paramedics and ambulances with medicine to flood affected areas for
According to the report, Army troops had been able to
rescue more than 2600 flood victims in the past 24 hours. Army troops
also distributed more than 3000 cooked meal packets among the victims in
Kalawana and Pitabeddara areas.
Army has also requested to contact following
numbers in need of a life supporting service.