Area residents of Galkanda, Dewala-hinda & Wadinaagala in Ampara state that tremors similar to that of an earthquake were experienced in the areas this morning.
Similar occurrences have been reported from these areas during the course of the past week as well.
Moreover minor tremors were recorded at the Pallekele Seismic Observation Centre on the 24th of last month.
When inquired from the Chairman of the Geological & Mines Survey Bureau Dr. N.P. Wijayananda he added that special gauging instruments would be established in the Ampara area to study the recurring tremors.