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Navy assist flood relief operations

Navy assist flood relief operations

[May 28 2017]

Up to date (28th Sunday, May 2017), Sri Lanka Navy has deployed over 109 relief, search and rescue teams comprising 643 naval personnel along with 109 relief boats in affected areas in the Southern and Western provinces of the island, states navy media.

Accordingly, 45 and 64 flood relief and rescue teams have been deployed in the Southern and Western Provinces respectively.

Report said that, naval rescue teams are currently deployed at Neluwa, Imaduwa, Wanduramba, Udugama, Elpitiya, Ambalangoda, Bope Poddala and Yakkalamulla of Galle District, Henekaduwa and Ranna of Hambantota District, Kamburupitiya, Morawaka, Akuressa, Pitibeddara and Deiyandara in Matara District. Bulathsinghala, Paragoda, Baduraliya, Galketiya, Ilukpothana, Mathugama, Pelena and Welipenna in Kalutara District.

Further, naval personnel have also been deployed for flood relief duties at Wellampitiya, Nawagamuwa, Hanwella, Awissawella, Padukka, Ambatale, Kelaniya, Angoda and Kaduwela in Colombo District, town area, Div. Sec, Kalawana, Nivithigala, Eheliyagoda, Elapatha, Samandevalaya, Maragaha Junction, Ayagama, Thalduwa, Kiriella of Rathnapura District and Biyagama in Gampaha District.

Total of 4965 persons have been rescued and transferred to safe locations by the navy so far. In addition 22003 food rations were also distributed among the affected people.

Emergency contact numbers Disaster Management Centre

Disaster emergency hotline - 117

Gen.: 011 2136136

EOC: 011 2136222

         011 2670002

Fax:  011 2670079

Contact numbers of the District Secretariats and District Secretaries,

Ratnapura District - 0452222235 / 0714423760

Kalutara District - 034 2222235 / 0716814813

Galle District - 0912234235 / 0714415377

Matara District - 0412222235 / 0776864397

Hambantota District - 0472256235 / 0714441612

Colombo District - 0112369134 / 0773184910

Gampaha District - 0332222235 / 0773273507

Kegalle District - 0352222235 / 0773633293

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