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Troops Prevent Parliament Complex from Flooding 

Troops of the 12 Gajaba Regiment and 4 Sri Lanka Light Infantry of the 14 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) during small hours on Sunday (7) rushed to the Parliament complex area and took necessary steps to prevent the entrance areas from getting inundated with rainwater which has risen to flood levels. 

After being informed, Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage, Commander, Security Forces - West directed 14 Division troops to attend to the emergency situation developing around the Parliament complex due to prevailing torrential rains. Accordingly, 63 Army personnel laid sandbags along the sideways of the road that leads to the entrance across the Diyawanna Oya to prevent the premises from inundation around 3.00 am on Sunday (7). 

Troops managed to prevent water from flooding the road in question and took other measures to avoid further seeping of rainwater. 

Meanwhile, 8 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops of the 58 Division under the SFHQ-West on Friday (5) took steps to remove a huge tree that has fallen on to the Colombo - Kandy road near 61st milepost in Kadugannawa. Twenty-seven 8 SLSR troops were able to clear the road for traffic by removing the fallen tree within a matter of few hours.

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