Troops serving the Security Forces Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) provided meals to flood-affected Walpolakanda North displaced people, now housed at Walpolakanda Poshanaramaya in Kurunegala district.
A total of 54 people of 17 families affected badly with landslides and floods in Walpolakanda North thus received meals on the instructions of the 143 Brigade headquarters.
In addition, Wariyapola, Mirihanegama ‘Tesno Lanka Pvt Ltd’ came forward to provide dry rations and noodles packets to the affected. Distribution was coordinated by the 143 Brigade headquarters.
In the meantime, troops serving the 113 Brigade Headquarters in Embilipitiya, responded timely and repaired the tank bund of Hinguruara lake, preventing overflowing waters to cause havoc. Troops using sand bags repaired the bank soon after flood water started piercing.
A group of 16 Army soldiers meanwhile actively supported a team of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council who were conducting a Dengue awareness programme in Nedimala, Dehiwala area with a view to finding mosquito breeding places in households.
Troops serving the 142 Brigade Headquarters under the 14 Division took part in the programme.