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11th September 2018 18:58:34 Hours

Troops Distribute Drinking Water among Vishvamadu Civilians

57 Division Headquarters in Kilinochchi, sensitive to the acute shortage of drinking water due to prevailing severe drought, affecting the whole region launched a mobile water supply service at the request of affected civilians, beginning 4 September.

Villagers in worst-affected Vishvamadu area sought the assistance of the 57 Division Headquarters and the nearby 6 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) and 14 Sri Lanka National Guards (SLNG) troops of the 572 Brigade since all water resources in those areas were fast getting dried.

With the blessings of the 57 Division General Officer Commanding, 6 SLSR and 14 SLNG troops of the 572 Brigade using their own bowsers began to distribute drinking water to those affected areas, beginning early last week.