More assistance from Army for flood relief
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
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.