Landslide warnings issued for 7 districts extended
September 29, 2023 03:54 pm
The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) today extended the landslide warnings issued for parts of Galle, Hambantota, Kalutara, Kandy, Kegalle, Matara and Ratnapura districts.
Accordingly, ‘Amber’ warnings issued to the following areas will be in effect for another 24 hours until 12:00 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 30):
Galle District – Neluwa Divisional Secretariat Division
Kalutara District – Ingiriya Divisional Secretariat Division
Kandy District – Pasbage Divisional Secretariat Division
Matara District – Pitabeddara and Kotapola Divisional Secretariat Divisions
Ratnapura District – Kalawana, Ayagama, Eheliyagoda, Ratnapura, Elapatha, Kuruwita, Pelmadulla, Nivithigala and Kiriella Divisional Secretariat Divisions
Meanwhile, “Yellow” warnings issued to the following areas were also extended until 12:00 p.m. tomorrow:
Galle District – Elpitiya Divisional Secretariat Division
Hambantota District – Walasmulla Divisional Secretariat Division
Kalutara District – Mathugama, Walallawita, Bulathsinhala and Agalawatta Divisional Secretariat Divisions
Kegalle District – Yatiyanthota, Ruwanwella, Deraniyagala, Dehiowita and Kegalle Divisional Secretariat Divisions
Matara District – Mulatiyana and Athuraliya Divisional Secretariat Divisions
Ratnapura District – Kolonna and Imbulpe Divisional Secretariat Divisions
The Department of Meteorology says the showery conditions in the southwestern parts of the island are expected to continue further.
The Irrigation Department, in the meantime, extended the flood alerts issued for low-lying areas of Nilwala, Gin and Kuda rivers as the torrential rains prevailed.