NBRO extends landslide warnings to Badulla, NE, Kandy, Kegalle and other areas

NBRO extends landslide warnings to Badulla, NE, Kandy, Kegalle and other areas

NBRO extends landslide warnings to Badulla, NE, Kandy, Kegalle and other areas

Written by Staff Writer

17 Oct, 2015 | 9:32 pm

The Meteoreoloigal Department says that heavy rainfall of approximately 100 mm is likely at some places in the country.

The Department adds that thundershowers will occur over most places in the Central, Uva, Sabaragamuwa, Western and Southern provinces.

A landslide warning was issued for seven districts as well.

Director of the Landslide Monitoring Unit of the National Building Research Organisation R.M.S. Bandara says that the warning has been issued for the Badulla, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Kalutara and Matara districts.

The warning was in effect till 8 p.m.on Saturday. It was issued for all divisional secretariats in the Badulla District except for the Mahiyanganaya Divisional Secretariat.

The Landslide Monitoring Unit of the NBRO says that the public living around areas that are prone to landslides and earth embankments should remain vigilant.

Train travel that was hampered owing to the threat of landslides between Bandarawela and Heel Oya has returned to normalcy. Thereby, according to the the Railway Control Room, trains operate on the upcountry railway line as usual.

A signal tower constructed atop a hill in the Munidasawatta area in Ahangama in the Galle district has become a threat to residents They state that the hill causes a threat to the security of the area residents as it could trigger a colapse.

Meanwhile, an  85 year old woman was killed as a result of an earth embankment on the house in which she was residing in. Our correspondent stated that the incident has taken place around 6 p.m. on Friday.

Meanwhile, a land area of approximately five acres that is used for cultivation has been destroyed owing to the incessant rains in the Medaperuwa area in Heeloya, Bandarawela.

Mud slides in Suriyakanda and Ittakanda, in the Deniyaya Ratnapura main road has hampered vehicular movement. However, our correspondent in the area stated that the road has now been cleared.

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