Floods and landslide areas in N Eliya inspected

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Assistant Director of Media and Public Relation of the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) Janaka Handunpathiraja yesterday (18) said the DMC visited several areas in the Nuwara  Eliya District, affected by recent landslides and floods due to heavy rains, to inspect the current situation there and to assess the cost of damages.

Handunpathiraja said the officials inspected the Nallathanniya- Maskeliya road, in the Ambagamuwa Divisional Secretariat (DS) Division, Nuwara Eliya – Hatton Road in the Nuwara Eliya DS, Nanuoya Junction and the surrounding areas.

The Assistant Director added that the officials also inspected the areas where there are possibilities for landslides.

Director General of DMC, retired Major General S. Ranasinghe and the officials of National Building Research Organization (NBRO), Nuwara Eliya District Secretariat, Central Province Road Development Authority (RDA), RDA Nuwara Eliya and DMC Nuwara District had taken part in the visit to aforesaid areas, Handunpathiraja added.

By Naalir Jamaldeen