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More assistance from Army for flood relief

More assistance from Army for flood relief

[May 30 2017]

Assisting the ongoing flood relief operations, Sri Lanka Army troops of the 12 Division strengthen the river bank of Nilwala river at Naimbala area in Matara with sandbags from 28th evening to 29th Morning, preventing a calamity that would have led to an imminent disaster, states army media.

Troops had also taken measures to assist families with funeral arrangements in close coordination with the police, medical authorities, Disaster Management Centre (DMC) and other relevant agencies.

By yesterday (29th May), more than 1700 soldiers had been deployed for disaster relief operations including rescue operations, evacuation and relocation of victims, clearance of roads, food distribution, boat operations and searching for missing persons.

Further, medical personnel of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC) had also been deployed in Kalawana, Bulathsinhala, Pahiyangala, Kahaduwa and Galle areas to provide medical assistance to victims. Army troops have prepared meal packets at various locations to distribute among affected people.

Furthermore, troops of the 5 Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) had established an emergency transmission network for the use of Army troops, to ease communication in the relief operations.

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