(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lanka Navy has deployed 13 relief teams in flood-risk areas in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Southern Provinces as of this morning (01st June 2022), to provide relief to the flood victims following the inclement weather prevailing in the island, the Navy Media Unit said.
Due to heavy rainfall over the Kalu and Gin river basins, the water levels of the rivers have reached overflow levels in low-lying areas in Ratnapura, Kalutara and Galle districts and the Navy teams have been deployed to provide relief to the people affected by floods.
Accordingly, the Western Naval Command has sent relief teams to Paragoda, Baduraliya, Bulathsinhala and Pelawatta areas in the Kalutara District as well as town of Ratnapura, Delgoda, Ayagama and Muwagama areas in the Ratnapura District. Similarly, the Southern Naval Command has rushed flood relief teams to Thawalama, Hiniduma, Nagoda and Mapalagama areas in the Galle District.
Since this morning (01st June) naval personnel are providing relief to flood victims, including school children who are sitting for the GCE Ordinary Level Examination, as Paragoda and Kudaligama areas in Kalutara and Hiniduma in Galle have experienced minor floods.
In addition, the Navy has kept on standby 25 flood relief teams in the Western Naval Command, 05 teams in the Southern Naval Command and 10 more teams in the Northwestern Naval Command for prompt deployment.