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Navy humanitarian assistance continues in flood affected areas

Navy humanitarian assistance continues in flood affected areas

[May 31 2017]

Sri Lanka Navy continues to deploy its personnel to flood affected areas to conduct rescue operations, transfer rescued personnel to safe locations, provide food and to conduct medical camps, states navy media.

Furthermore, Navy's Research and Development Unit had installed 3 mobile Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants in Rathnapura, Baduraliya and Baddegama areas, which are capable of providing 5000 liters of safe drinking water per day for the flood victims.

Navy had also rendered its assistance to clean 276 wells in Matara, Galle, Rathnapura and Kaluthara Districts. The medical teams which arrived from India and Pakistan, together with Sri Lankan counterparts have also treated over 1,765 displaced residents through medical camps held in Matara, Udugama, Galapatha, Bulathsinhala, Nagoda, and Elpitiya areas.

Up-to-date, flood relief teams of the Navy have rescued and transferred a total of 9571 persons to safe locations. 194,800 food rations have also been distributed among the affected people by the navy.



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