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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 - 8:25
Four mountain ranges in Kalavaana face a land slide risk
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An all-night pirith chanting ceremony was held at the independence square yesterday remembering all those who died owing to floods and landslides.

The chanting ceremony was held under the patronage of the Maha Sangha.

President Maithreepala Sirisena too attended the ceremony.

Meanwhile, The death toll from inclement weather over the past few weeks has now risen to 213 while another 79 are still reported to be missing.

More than 800 thousand are reported to have been affected by the inclement weather.

2,316 houses have been completely damaged while 12,515 houses have been partially damaged.

Meanwhile, the landslide warning issued 7 districts has been further extended by the Building and Research Organization.

Accordingly, disaster warning issued on the districts of Ratnapura, Kalutara, Kegalle, Galle, Matara, Hambantota and Nuwara Eliya will continue for the next 24 hours.

Similarly it has been revealed that there is a risk of landslides taking place in four mountain ranges in Kalavaana in Ratnapura.

Kalavana Divisional Secretary G. D. L. Udaya Kumari said that mountain ranges such as Wewaelkandura, Dolahena, Samanpura and Koswatta are prone to landslides.

The Divisional Secretary said that already action had been taken to evacuate 36 families resident in the areas

The met department states that Several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and in the Galle and Mathara Districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at few places in the Uva province and in the Batticaloa and Ampara districts after 2.00 pm.

Duty Meteorologist Nadee Rupasingha stated that fairly strong winds about 50 kilo meters per hour can be expected over Mathale, Polonnaruwa and Hambanthota districts.
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