Troops rescue flood-affected civilians in Kilinochchi & Mullaittivu
[December 26 2018]
the prevailing adverse weather condition
in the country, the Kilinochchi and
Mullaitivu districts have
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
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.