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* Army troops ready to be deployed in disaster situation
Mon, May 21, 2018, 12:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 21, Colombo: Army Spokesperson Brigadier Sumith Atapattu stated that army troops are prepared if the incessant rains escalates in to a disaster situation.

According to him two platoons from the Security Force Headquarters West (SFHQ- West) are ready to be dispatched.

He said that necessary steps will be taken to assist the activities in accordance with the information provided by the Disaster Management Center (DMC).

Meanwhile, Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources & Disaster Management Duminda Dissanayake said that all arrangements have been made to face the situation if there is a disaster.

The Minister said that all District Secretaries and Divisional Secretaries have been informed and necessary funds have already been sent.

 

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