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Navy teams join relief work

Navy teams join relief work

[December 03 2017]

Responding to the emergency situations in the aftermath of the cyclonic weather conditions, Sri Lanka Navy has deployed 13 relief teams along with 12 dinghies for rescue and relief operations in flood affected areas from Friday (01st December), states Navy media.

Relief operations are conducted in the Southern, Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces with six relief teams each operating in the Southern and Western Provinces while the remaining team provides humanitarian assistance in the Sabaragamuwa Province.

During these operations, Navy troops had rescued and transferred more than 155 flood victims who had been stranded and were unable to make it to safe locations. These Naval teams are continuing their work braving tough weather conditions the island is still experiencing.

In addition to the rescue operations Naval teams, including Navy Marines are involved in road clearing work as well. Roads in many areas have been blocked due to falling trees, utility posts and rocks. A team of Navy divers was also deployed at the Bandaththara bridge in Nadugala on Saturday (02 December) to ensure the uninterrupted flow of the Nilwala River.


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