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Army continues with relief work

Army continues with relief work

[May 28 2017]

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 medical support.

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.





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