Security forces deployed to protect homes abandoned after disaster

armyThe security forces have been deployed to protect homes abandoned following the natural disaster this week.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe urged the public living in flood hit areas to evacuate their homes if heavy rains continue.

Making a special announcement today, Wickremesinghe said that security would be tightened in districts across the country from Friday, to protect belongings and properties of families who would need to be evacuated.

He requested families in flood prone areas not to remain in their homes as this would pose a threat.
“The prevailing weather condition in the country could worsen if rains increase and that the Government is taking the necessary steps to face such a situation,” Wickremesinghe said.

“Some people do not want to leave their homes in fear of losing their belongings. We have separately discussed with the tri-forces and police to strengthen the security in these areas from tomorrow (Friday) morning,” the Prime Minister added.

He further said that the Government was taking the necessary measures to prevent any health hazards which could surface from the floods.

He also said that the Government had provide additional boats to conduct rescue efforts for those affected by the floods. (Colombo Gazette)

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