team of soldiers of the 14th Gemunu Watch (14 GW) was immediately
rushed to Gonapuram in Mallakam to assist the families affected
due to the adverse weather condition that swept across the peninsula
Monday (13) morning. Four houses were completely destroyed and
eleven more were pertly damaged due to the cyclone and heavy rain.
members of fifteen families of Gonapuram were affected while one
17 year old girl and two boys of 14 and 19, who were inside the
houses at the time that Palmyra trees fell on the houses, were
admitted to Thelippalai and Jaffna hospitals with minor injuries.
rain, soldiers commenced reconstruction of the destroyed houses
in the morning. Thelipplai Divisional Secretariat and the 513
Brigade provided tin sheets and other construction materials.
Army and the Police provided cooked meals for affected families.
reconstruction of all five damaged houses by the following day