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20,000 evacuated from flood hit areas in Colombo

19 May 2016 08:30 am - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


About 20, 000 people who affected by floods in the Colombo had been evacuated by this morning, Army Spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said.

“20,000 people were evacuated by the Army and with the help of civilians in the affected areas,” the Brigadier said.

Also the Navy had evacuated 6300 people in Colombo as well.

The evacuation started last evening and end at 2.00a.m today and the affected people were taken to several safe locations, he said.

Meanwhile, the search operation for the missing people in Aranayaka and Bulathkohupitiya areas had been started this morning by 7.30. (Chaturanga Pradeep)


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  • bandulawee Friday, 20 May 2016 05:11 PM

    It will be helpful if the media could investigate and give the names of places where displaced people are housed in the temples or shelters. People could direcytly go over and assist them with food and clothing.

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