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Army troops continue post- disaster relief work

Army troops continue post disaster relief work 2017 6 10Sri Lanka Army troops in flood-affected areas in Matara, Galle, Colombo, Kegalle and Ratnapura are at present involved in cleaning polluted drinking water wells and clearance work for disposal of contaminated water while facilitating the supply of all other humanitarian concerns, states Army media.

In Matara, troops are cleaning water wells in Neluwa Divisional Secretariat area and prepare meals for the displaced, distribute dry ration packs, clean schools, restore damaged roads and provide gully bowsers and other heavy machinery to required locations.

Army medical teams are still holding mobile medical camps in Pahiyangala, Bulathsinhala, Kukuleganga, Kalawana, Yatiyana, Boossa and Kahaduwa areas.

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

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