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Post-flood recovery work begins in Lanka

A man throws a briefcase that was caught in the floods in Wellam

Colombo : With 101 people dead in the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka and another 100 still missing or presumed dead, the Lankan Army along with other government agencies has begun clearing works as flood waters recede.

Sri Lanka Army said troops, including one Field Engineer Regiment with the Ministry of Land Reclamation began to clear the Dandugan Oya outfall at Ja-Ela which remained disrupted due to heaps of garbage being washed away due to floods.

The troops have been instructed to coordinate with the government’s post-flood recovery management project and assist it by providing necessary machinery and manpower with professional knowledge, reports the Colombo Page.

The troops are now engaged in clearing work at the outfall of Dandugan Oya, Biyagama, Bollewa, Hanwella and Kaduwela areas.(ANI)

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