Koslanda landslide one year after: Displaced families still in camps

Koslanda landslide one year after: Displaced families still in camps

Koslanda landslide one year after: Displaced families still in camps

Written by Staff Writer

29 Oct, 2015 | 12:43 pm

Today marks, one year since the devastating landslide that struck the Miriyabedda area in Koslanda.

One year on, the authorities have failed to provide permanent residences to those living in temporary shelters.

Those who lost their homes in the landslide still live in camps.

The landslide struck the Miriyabedda area in Koslanda which falls under jurisdiction of Haldumulla Divisional Secretariat on a day like today, last year, around 7.15 a.m.

Thirty seven (37) people were buried alive as the mound of the mountains overwhelmed an entire village.

Though recovery and search operations were launched, authorities were only able to recover 12 bodies from the rubble.

The devastating landslide which struck on October 29, 2014 pinned down 63 line houses, a Kovil , a shop and a dairy centre.

A year has passed by, but 321 persons belonging to 88 families who were affected by the landslide still remain in camps.

Divisional Secretary of Haldumulla Shiromi Jeewamala says that the steps are being taken to provide homes to the families who were affected by the landslide.

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