13th January 2018 13:23:17 Hours
The sudden emergence of cyclonic winds in the western province during evening hours on Friday (12) prompted Army personnel in the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) to respond positively to the developments in all relief works.
Around 50 Army personnel in coordination with members of Disaster Management Centre (DMC) officials and state officials are currently engaged in clearing operations in Katukenda and Diklanda areas in Divulapitiya Divisional Secretariat of the Gampha district.
Troops of the Security Forces Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West), together with other relief aid workers are providing required assistance in Gampaha District.
Troops are also engaged in clearing roads which remained obstructed with fallen trees, branches and earth slips.