Troops complete purifying flood water contaminated wells in
Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu
[January 08 2019]
Sri Lanka Army troops involved in post floods relief
work have completed cleaning flood affected wells in Kilinochchi and
Mullaittivu by Sunday (06 January). According to Army media, troops have
cleaned a total of 324 wells in Kilinochchi and 46 wells in Mullaithivu
Work was carried out by the troops of the Security
Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) to clean contaminated
drinking water wells in Mankulam, Kilinochchi township area,
Murusamoddai, Kilinagar, Barathipuram, Mailawanapuram, Dharmapuram,
Kandawali, Ponnagar, Pannankandi and Indupuram areas in the Kilinochchi
districts. In the Mullaithivu district, troops of Security Force
Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) completed purification of drinking
water wells in Peraru, Wasanthipuram, Theravil, Oddusuddan, Nanthikadal
and Mullaittivu areas.
The Sri Lanka Navy had rendered assistance to the Army
in their effort by providing required water pumps and water purification
Large areas in Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu districts
were affected by floods caused by a bad weather spell over the island,
recently. As a result, wells in these areas were inundated and people
were denied access to safe drinking water for their daily requirements.
As soon as the floods began to rise troops sprang into action and Rescue
and Relief operations were put into action. In addition to evacuating
flood victims to safe locations troops also provided them with food,
water and other essential requirements.
Meanwhile, a mobile medical clinic was held for the
flood affected people in Kilinochchi on Saturday (05). The clinic was
held at the Kalwattithedal Nageshwara School in Puliyanpokkanei.