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Army troops continue post-disaster relief projects

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Sri Lanka Army troops are currently cleaning polluted drinking water wells in flood affected Matara, Galle, Colombo, Kegalle and Ratnapura areas using water pumps, Army Media said.

Meanwhile, medical teams of the 1 SLAMC of the Army are still holding their mobile medical camps in Pahiyangala, Bulathsinhala, Kukuleganga, Kalawana, Yatiyana, Boossa and Kahaduwa areas where large groups of displaced civilians still remain sheltered in temples, schools and other public places.

In the meantime, boats, unibuffels, water bowsers, ambulances, troop carriers, iron horses, water pumps, gully bowsers and other heavy machinery, provided by the Army go ahead with their services largely in Matara, Ratnapura and Kalutara areas as of Friday (09).

Army Commander, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, has directed relevant Commanding Officers to supply necessary assistance in coordination with District and Divisional Secretaries, Disaster Management Centre and other agencies.

Troops under the Security Force Headquarters – West (SFHQ-West) are continuing their relief work by way of provision of cooked meals and emergency medical services to the displaced and affected civilians.

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