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Sunday, 22 May 2016 - 8:16
Landslides continue; warning issued to six districts
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The Disaster Management Center (DMC) has inspected the landslide that hit Kabaragala Kanda area in Berawila, Ambalankanda in Aranayaka.

No one in the area was hurt.

The DMC with the help of National Building Research Organization (NBRO) evacuated people from the area prior to the landslide.

Hiru Correspondent said landslides and rock fall are continuously taking place in the area. Two bodies were recovered from the Samasara Kanda landslide yesterday. A total of 127 people were reported missing.

R. M. S. Bandara of the NBRO said that the area is still under risk of heavy landslides.

He also said that landslide warnings were issues to Kegalle, Ratnapura, Kalutara, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy and Matale districts.

Meanwhile, police have advised people to avoid coming to Aranayaka. As hundreds are arriving to see the affected area, roads are blocked hindering rescue and work of groups providing relief to the affected people.

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