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* Sri Lanka Army troops delivers drinking water to the drought-affected people in Wanni
Mon, Sep 24, 2018, 03:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army troops continue to deliver drinking water to the drought-affected people in Wanni area of the Northern Province, the Army said.

Army troops of the 56 Division Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters- Wanni in Vavuniya have been supplying water since Thursday (20) to approximately 45,000 drought-affected villagers, who are resident in the areas of responsibility of the division after the serious nature of the prevailing drought was brought to the attention of the troops serving the area.

On being informed of the severe shortage, Major General Prabath Dematanpitiya, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 56 Division implemented a plan to supply water using own water bowsers of the Army for the purpose.

Accordingly, troops of the 561 and the 563 Brigades are currently engaged in distribution of drinking water to all those who are living in those areas, the Army said in its website.

 

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