Landslide warnings issued in several districts

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Landslide warnings have been issued for several districts, including Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Kalutara, and Matara.

The Nuwara Eliya District received the most rain in the last 48 hours.

The Nuwara Eliya District received 213 mm of rain in the last 48 hours, Maskeliya 153 mm, and Dickoya 117 mm, according to the Department of Meteorology. In addition, the districts of Ratnapura, Kegalle, Kandy, and Matara received 75 mm of rain in the previous 48 hours.

Several areas in six districts have been issued landslide warnings by the National Building Research Organisation.

The NBRO warning will remain in effect until 7:30 a.m. today.

Speaking to Media, Deputy Director and Media Spokesman of the Disaster Management Centre, Pradeep Kodippili said Level 2 warnings have been issued to Nuwara Eliya and Ratnapura Districts, while Level 1 warnings have been issued to Kalutara, Kandy, Kegalle and Matara Districts.

Kodippili said those residing in Central Hills must remain vigilant.

He said the National Building Research Organisation continues to monitor the situation.

The Deputy Director urged the public to be watchful of all landslide signs.