Landslides close off Hemmathagama-Gampola road


The Hemmathagama to Gampola road via Ambuluwawa was closed to traffic due to landslides on Tuesday (6) morning.

A landslide also destroyed a fruit stall belonging to a Samurdhi recipient in the Waththekade area along the road.

The stall’s owner, Visaka Rajapaksa said she did not open shop due to the adverse weather and insisted that this decision spared her lives and that of her family members.

Many locals claim that there are regular landslides in the area during adverse weather due to haphazard constructions taking place in the Ambuluwawa area and urged authorities to look into the matter before there could be fatalities.

BY K. V. Bandara – Mawanella