Land slide warning for 4 districts; 3 hot lines to provide accurate information.-Wather
The Head of Landslide Unit of National Building Research Organization R.M.S. Bandara told our news team that they have extended the landslide warning issued for 4 districts for the next 24 hours due to the adverse weather.
Accordingly Kaluthara, Rathnapura, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya Districts are prone to landslides.
173 thousand have been distressed due to adverse weather during the past couple of days.
The disaster Management centre stated that nearly 6000 are residing in relief camps.
The DMC has introduced 3 hot lines for those who are in distress and require immediate relief to notify the authorities.
The numbers are 0112 670 002, 0112 136 136 and 0112 136 222.
The meteorology department stated that there will be showers or thundershowers at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.
Duty Meteorologist Channa Rodrigo stated that southwest monsoonal winds are strengthening at times over the island and especially along the western slopes of central hills.