Army troops continue post- disaster relief work
Sri Lanka Army troops in flood-affected areas in
Matara, Galle, Colombo, Kegalle and Ratnapura are at present involved in
cleaning polluted drinking water wells and clearance work for disposal
of contaminated water while facilitating the supply of all other
humanitarian concerns, states Army media.
In Matara, troops are cleaning water wells in Neluwa
Divisional Secretariat area and prepare meals for the displaced,
distribute dry ration packs, clean schools, restore damaged roads and
provide gully bowsers and other heavy machinery to required locations.
Army medical teams are still holding mobile medical
camps in Pahiyangala, Bulathsinhala, Kukuleganga, Kalawana, Yatiyana,
Boossa and Kahaduwa areas.
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crisanthe De
Silva, has directed relevant Commanding Officers to supply possible
assistance in close coordination with District and Divisional
Secretaries, Disaster Management Centre and other agencies.