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More Navy teams engaged in flood relief operations

Distributing relief supplies to a man trapped in his house by the rising floodwaters.
Distributing relief supplies to a man trapped in his house by the rising floodwaters.

The Sri Lanka Navy has deployed 32 relief teams in flood relief operations in the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle and Ratnapura districts. Meanwhile, the Navy teams continue to attend urgent relief operations focusing on the flood affected communities yesterday.

With the rising water level in Gin Ganga following heavy rains, waste, debris and dislodged trees brought in by tributaries of Gin Ganga collected under the narrow Wakwella bridge hampering the flow of water. Accordingly, the Navy together with the Department of Irrigation helped clear the blockage and averted a possible flood-risk in the area on Sunday.

Due to the heavy rains in the Gampaha district, the banks of the Ja-Ela Danduganga Oya had been damaged and the surrounding villages were at risk of flooding. The Navy, Army and Police stacked sandbags atop the banks preventing a possible flood threat in the area.

The Navy is ready to deploy additional teams to provide relief to the flood-affected people.