Search for missing persons in Aranayaka continues for the 5th day

Saturday, 21 May 2016 - 8:30

Search+for+missing+persons+in+Aranayaka+continues+for+the+5th+day

Sixty four deaths have been reported due to the floods and landslides during the past few days.

The Disaster Management Centre stated that 427 thousand 918 persons have been affected by the inclement weather.

Meanwhile, the water level of the Nagalagam Street water gauge was recorded as 7.4 feet.

The Air Force, Navy and Army have all joined hands in rescue and relief efforts.

Rescue efforts are continuing for the 5th day in search of those missing following the landslide in Samasara Kanda in Aranayake.

Funerals of 6 persons who were killed in the landslide were held yesterday.

Out of 144 persons missing, bodies of only 20 have been recovered.

Meanwhile, Assistant Director of the Kegalle District Disaster Management Centre Mahendra Jagath expressed these views.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday visited the temporary camp set up at the Weheragoda Ancient Temple in Sedawatte.

 



sri lanka won the odi series against west indies
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 22:16

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 161 runs in the 2nd ODI & wins the series. SL 345/8 - WI 184(39.1) Hope 51, Hasaranga 3/30, Nuwan Pradeep 2/37, Sandakan... Read More

PUBLIC ADVISED TO DRINK EXTRA WATER
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 19:54

The water supply and drainage board as well as the Ceylon electricity board say that despite the dry weather no power cuts or water cuts are taking place.Meanwhile... Read More

Tensed situation in Sooriyawewa due to ticket issue
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 21:57

A tense situation was reported in the Sooriyawewa International Cricket Stadium due to a delay in issuing tickets for the second One Day International... Read More