Naval troops take preventive action and clean waterways
Sri Lanka Navy has taken the initiative to clean
several canals in vulnerable parts of the Colombo suburbs in order to
reduce the risk of flooding during the rainy season. According to Navy
media, Naval troops are involved in cleaning waterways in several areas
including Dlaugama Junction, Old Kandy Road, Wanathamulla, Thalagapatha,
Meegahawaththa, Peliyagoda, Wanawasala Railway Station and Duthugemunu
Mawatha, Peliyagoda in Kelaniya and Beddagana canal located within the
Kotte Municipal Council areas.
Having identified possible sites that face the risk of
flooding during the monsoons, Naval troops commenced this community
welfare effort on 01st June under the direction of Commander of the
Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne.
Naval troops are assisted by respective local council
authorities and the Land Reclamation and Development Corporation in this