16th August 2018 10:00:10 Hours
A group of soldiers of the 1 Sri Lanka National Guard (1 SLNG) serving the 143 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) rushed to assist people, affected by a minor cyclone in the general areas of Udugama and Kinduruwella Grama Seva sectors in the Weerambugedara Divisional Secretariat in Kurunegala District early on Wednesday (15) morning.
Inclement weather and cyclonic winds damaged more than 96 houses belonging to a total of 292 people.
03 Officers and 20 Army personnel attended to the emergency and provided all possible assistance to the affected people.
Taking note of their needs, Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage, Commander Security Forces - West instructed the troops to provide immediate assistance to those areas under the close supervision of Colonel D.M.P.D Disanayake, Commander 143 Brigade. Troops cleared blocked roads and other obstacles in the areas.