Local News from Sri Lanka: In response to the islandwide reported flooding following the inclement weather, the Navy has deployed Navy relief teams in various regions of the country, following the directives of Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva.
Accordingly, in Thawalama, Baddegama, Udugama, Poddala, Imaduwa, Nagoda in the district of Galle and Bulathsinghala, Walallawita in the district of Kalutara and Akuressa in the district of Matara, Navy relief teams comprising personnel from the Rapid Response Rescue and Relief Unit (4RU) and Diving Unit were attached for rescue and relief duties.
As such, the Navy has thus far transferred 417 persons to safe locations including 18 victims displaced by unexpected floods. Meanwhile, for prompt deployment at short notice, more Navy relief teams are kept on standby in each Naval Command.
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