Army troops continue with relief operations
With the weather showing signs of improving, relief
operations carried out by Army troops are still continuing in many parts
of the island. According to Army media, hundreds of troops of the
Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) and the Security Force
Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) are still involved in relief activities
in many worst affected areas.
In the Matara District, troops were able to prevent a
possible breach of the Nilwala river near Kadduwa in Malimbada on
Saturday (02nd December). Troops placed sand bags along a stretch of the
river bank and also renovated most vulnerable points in order to prevent
Meanwhile, troops under the SFHQ-West in coordination
with government authorities provided support to clean debris, including
fallen trees in many parts of the Colombo city.
Troops of the SFHQ-C provided assistance to clear the
railway line between Ohiya and Diyatalawa railway stations. They also
provided assistance to clean and repair damaged water pumping machines
in Ellegama south in Diyatalawa in coordination with Water Board
In addition, 10-man Army teams are working with Ceylon
Electricity Board authorities round the clock to restore power supply in
several areas in the Kalutara District.