Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 13:06
Landslide threat in Kurunegala, Galle and Kalutara - Low lying areas under water due to heavy rains
The National Building Research Organization states that the tendency for landslides will persist due to the prevailing rainy season in Kurunegala, Galle and Kalutara districts.
Senior Geologist Gamini Jayatissa stated that people should be cautious on land slides and collapsing of earth banks in the vulnerable areas.
According to the Disaster Management Center, several parts of the island have experienced showers up to 100 millimeters within the last few hours.
Due to this reason, low lying areas and roads of Galle, Matara and Kalutara districts have been submerged.
The inclement weather has mostly affected the areas including Yakkalamulla and Maa-kumbura in Galle, Walallaa-wita – Paalinda Nuwara and Bulathsinhala in Kalutara as well as Hakmana and Kamburupitiya in Matara.
Meanwhile, Traffic along the High level road from Thummulla to Kirulapone was hindered as a tree had collapsed on to a vehicle.
No person was injured in the incident.
Meanwhile, the MET Department stated that showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island particularly during the afternoon and night.
Very heavy falls of more than 150mm are also likely at some places.