Landslide warning for seven districts
May 15, 2016 12:26 pm
With the prevailing weather condition is expected to continue, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has issued landslide warning for seven districts, a statement said today (15).
The landslide warnings have been issued to Kurunegala, Monaragala, Badulla, Ratnapura, Kandy, Kegalle, and Nuwara Eliya districts.
The DMC says that the people living in these districts need to give special attention on all mountain areas, man-made cut slopes, and roads within the area.
Meanwhile, as the prevailing weather is expected to continue, the Defence Ministry has requested public to get emergency assistance from tri forces.
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Heavy downpours have been bearing down for the last few days now. There has been widespread flooding in parts of the country and the next few days look just as unsettled.
Kandy saw 69mm of rain and Galle had 71mm of rain in the 24 hours on Sunday. Meanwhile Colombo recorded 128mm. Pottuuil was even wetter with 144mm in the same period of time.