Four families evacuated in Bogawantalawa

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Twenty-two people from four families were evacuated from the number three line residence in Bogawantalawa Lower Division Estate yesterday (8) due to a possible landslide in the area.

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 11 children, six men and five women have been evacuated.

The aforementioned line residence has 11 houses. The families have been evacuated by the Bogawantalawa Police and provided shelter in estate official’s hostels.

The DMC said that the respective Grama Niladhari has notified the Ambagamuwa Divisional Secretary.

Meanwhile, the DMC requests those living in landslide -prone areas to contact the 117 hotline in case of emergency. 

By Naalir Jamaldeen