Landslide warnings still in effect


Central Province Security Commander Major General Mano Perera said that search team are conducting continuous operations in the Meeriyabadda area in Koslanda, Haldummulla despite rain and 2 more bodies were recovered this morning.

A body of an infant and an adult were recovered during the rescue operations increasing the total death toll to 8 persons.

He further noted that rescue teams are determined to reach the area which is suspected to have buried the most number of bodies and debris as soon as possible.

The meteorology department states that Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over most provinces of the island particularly during the afternoon or evening.

Showers may occur at several places in the coastal areas around the island during the morning, too.

More showers can be expected over the coastal areas extending from Kankasanturai to Matara via Colombo

Duty Meterelogist Jeewan Karunarathna requests the General public to take adequate precautions to minimize the damages caused by lightning activities.

Meanwhile the landslide warning declared in Badulla, Nuwara Eliya, Matale, Kegalle, Kandy, Ratnapura and Kalutara districts is still effective.

The National Building Research Organisation said that several special teams were carrying out observations in the Badulla and Nuwara Eliya districts.

Meanwhile the Disaster Mangement Centre said that 13 thousand persons had been hit by the inclement weather.