Over 600 houses damaged by strong winds in Divulapitiya

Over 600 houses have been damaged by strong winds in Divulapitiya.

The military has been deployed to assist in the recovery operations.

The Army said that troops, in coordination with members of Disaster Management Centre (DMC) officials and state officials, are currently engaged in clearing operations in Katukenda and Diklanda areas in Divulapitiya Divisional Secretariat of the Gampha district.

Troops of the Security Forces Headquarters – West (SFHQ-West), together with other relief aid workers are providing required assistance in the Gampaha District, the Army said.

Troops are also engaged in clearing roads which remained obstructed with fallen trees, branches and earth slips. (Colombo Gazette)