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Troops Rescue Flood-affected Civilians in Kilinochchi & Mullaittivu District

Troops rescue flood-affected civilians in Kilinochchi & Mullaittivu Districts

[December 26 2018]

Due to the prevailing adverse weather condition in the country, the Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts have experienced heavy rainfall resulting in flooding in many areas.  Rising to the occasion, Army troops have sprang into action and have commenced providing immediate rescue and relief assistance,  evacuation and relocation, medical assistance, cooked meals and other assistance to the flood-affected people in these districts.

According to army media, more than 230 Army personnel under the 57 Division of the SFHQ-KLN and FHQ-MLT are engaged in  relief operations.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Navy extended their support towards the relief operations by deploying 06 relief teams in flood affected area. Navy relief teams have rendered assistance to remove office supplies and peripherals from the inundated Divisional Secretariat of Kandawalai in the Kilinochchi District.

Army troops in Mullaittivu with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Navy were able to rescue more than 1000  flood-victims who had been stranded in the region.

At the same time, Sri Lanka Air Force also carried out aerial reconnaissance flights over the flood affected areas to support to the ground troops engaged in relief operations.

     

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