Underground lime stone layer led Bandarawela Earth-slip


The reason for the caving in of the magnitude about 30 feet in diameter and about 40 feet long in a private land in Galahitiyaava in Ambadandegama in Bandarawela has been identified as the collapse of an underground lime stone layer.

As a result of this caving in that began day-before-yesterday noon, police even took action to prevent people from entering a stretch of about 500 metres. Similarly 90 persons belonging to 26 nearby families had to be relocated.

However Badulla District Disaster Management Centre said that by now steps had been taken to resettle only a few families in their original location.

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