Landslide alert issued
The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) yesterday issued a ‘landslides alert’, for the following Divisional Secretariats coming under the Kalutara District, due to the current heavy rains. They are the Agalawatta, Walallawita, ulathsinhala, Palindanuwara, Ingiriya, Mathugama and Dodangoda and the surrounding areas. It also issued a ‘lesser’ landslides ‘alert warning’ in respect of the following Divisional Secretariats coming under the Galle and Kalutara Districts.
They are, Galle: Niyagama, Elpitiya, Nagoda, Neluwa, Baddegama, Thawalama and Yakkalamulla and the surrounding areas and for Kalutara: Horana and the surrounding areas. ‘People who live in Kalutara, Beruwala, Millaniya, Madurawala and Panadura - all located in the Kalutara District, should be vigilant of earth slips (cutting failures),’ the NBRO warned. (PA)