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Navy establishes a Disaster Response Unit in Welisara

Navy news 2017 6 27In view of responding to natural disasters, Sri Lanka Navy established its first Disaster Response Unit at SLNS Gemunu in Welisara yesterday (25th Sunday, June 2017) states navy media. Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne graced the occasion as the chief guest.

The Disaster Response Unit is equipped with mobile kitchens, cooking utensils, tents, water pumps, mobile toilets, high pressure water guns, fiberglass dinghies and outboard motors.

Disaster Response Unit is expected to respond to natural disasters in the Western and Southern Provinces.

Senior naval officers and large number of sailors were present at the occasion.

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