Severe weather conditions have wreaked havoc in various areas of the Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces, leaving local communities grappling with the challenges posed by floods. In response to this crisis, the Sri Lanka Navy swiftly sprang into action on Sunday, mobilizing four relief teams to provide much-needed aid to the affected areas, including Bulathsinhala, Baduraliya, Lathpandura, and Kalawana.
One of the notable efforts undertaken by the Navy relief teams was the rescue and assistance of a group of school children who found themselves stranded in the flood-hit Lathpandura area of Baduraliya in the Kalutara district. These students were facing the threat of being unable to reach their examination centers for the upcoming G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, the Navy promptly arranged a boat service to transport the stranded students, ensuring they would not miss this crucial academic milestone.
In addition to the successful rescue operation, the Navy relief teams have been diligently working to alleviate the hardships faced by the affected communities. The dedicated personnel have been providing essential supplies, including food, water, and medical assistance, to those who have been displaced or isolated by the floods.