Troops avert possible flood disaster
[November 20 2018]
weather conditions experienced
during the past week had caused
flooding and minor earth slips
in many parts of the country.
Incessant rains had resulted in
the sudden increase of water
levels in tanks and reservoirs.
Increased water levels had posed
a threat to some tanks as their
bunds had showed signs of breech
and leakage. Timely action by
Sri Lanka Army troops to attend
to such emergency situations had
prevented such leakages becoming
According to Army media, Army troops under Security
Force Headquarters-Mullaitivu (SFHQ-MLT) had rushed to attend to a leak
in the Ilappakulam tank bund in Palampasi Grama Niladhari division, last
week (15). Troops, with the assistance of State officials and villagers
took steps to block the breech and avert a possible major disaster.
Meanwhile, troops rendered assistance to clear flood
debris which had clogged and blocked the flow of the Koskotuoya stream
in Mawathagama on Sunday (18). Timely action on the part of the troops
had enabled the smooth flow of water in the stream.