Mahinda Samarasinghe to provide lands those living in line-houses

Mahinda Samarasinghe to provide lands those living in line-houses

Written by Bella Dalima

06 Nov, 2014 | 9:04 pm

Minister of Plantations Industries Mahinda Samarasinghe says that lands will be provided for those residing in estate line-houses, over the next few weeks. Minister Samarasinghe said that secure lands have already been identified.

He inspected the Vogan Estate in Mathugama which is under threat from landslides. Subsequently, twenty one families residing there were relocated to safer areas.

Speaking to the media thereafter, Minister Samarasinghe said that the Vogan Estate Authority was instructed to construct houses for those families who were relocated to safer areas. Meanwhile, the Dunbar area in Samanalagama, Hatton was inspected by the National Building Research Organisation on Thursdayto identify landslide prone areas.

Following the inspection, twelve houses were identified to be under the threat from landslides.

The Disaster Management Centre meanwhile says members of 63 families of the Exburd Estate in the Kolonna Administrative Division in Ratnapura have been relocated to safer locations.

Meanwhile, three spill gates of Deduru Oya have been opened owing to the persisting rainy weather condition. 7500 cubic feet of water is being released per second.

The Disaster Management Centre said that as a result, the Eluwankulama area on the Puttalam – Mannar road is inundated, hampering vehicular movement.

The Disaster Management Centre went on to note that over 8000 people have been displaced by the extreme weather.



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