Army troops fight wildfires in the hill country
[July 26 2018]
Sri Lanka Army
troops have rendered assistance
to put out several wildfires in
several parts of the country
during the past several weeks.
The prevailing dry weather in
the hill country has resulted in
sudden outbreaks of bushfire
especially in the Nuwara Eliya
and Badulla Districts.
Troops under Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-Cen)
have intervened and brought several such wildfires during the past
couple of days.
A bushfire in Millapitiya area in the Walapane
Divisional Secretariat in Nuwara Eliya District was brought under
control on Saturday (21).
A similar bushfire in the Uduhawara area in the
Welimada Divisional Secretariat in the Badulla District was also doused
by the troops on Sunday.
Meanwhile, another bushfire at the Beragala Kanda in
the Haputale Divisional Secretariat area was also brought to a halt by
the troops on Monday (23).