SLN Marines – US Navy join hands for post HA/DR support mission

Over 100 US Navy personnel who had arrived onboard USS ‘Lake Erie’ joined hands with Sri Lanka Navy Marines, for post Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief support efforts in Colombo, Galle and Matara districts today (June, 12).

Accordingly, 50 SLN Marines with 119 US naval personnel engaged in bund repair activates in the Matara district. In this regard, the joint disaster relief contingent closely collaborated with the Matara Divisional Irrigation Engineer’s Office. Meanwhile, 21 SLN Marines along with 72 US naval personnel in coordination with the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS), Galle and Colombo branches rendered assistance in cleaning of wells, purification and rehabilitation efforts in Galle and selected regions in Colombo district.

USS ‘Lake Erie’ arrived at the Colombo port yesterday (June, 11) on a two week, post disaster relief support mission.