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The Southwest Monsoon may cause adverse weather conditions, including floods and landslides, in several provinces of the island, according to the data from the Meteorology Department. Thus, Air Force Commander, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana has issued orders to deploy troops and keep them on standby.

At the Air Force bases in Ratmalana, Katunayake, and Hingurakgoda, surveillance planes and helicopters are on standby to monitor emergency situations, provide relief, and conduct rescue operations. In addition, Air Force Regiment Special Forces Troops are on standby for rescue.