Saturday, 01 November 2014 - 8:11
Operations continue in search of those buried under 20 feet high earth mounds; Landslide risk in lower Ampitikanda area. #‚ÄéKoslandaLandslide‚Ä¨
Central Province Security Commander Major General Mano Perera says that maximum efforts will be put in today to clear the earth mounds caused by the landslide in Meeriya-bedda in Koslanda in Haldummulla.
He stated that the landslide-hit houses of Meeriyabedda have been pushed 300 meters away and soil has piled up to 20 feet high on the buried houses.
700 Army Personnel, Air Force and Police have joined in the search operations.
Meanwhile Disaster Management Center stated that 100 persons are still missing as only 4 bodies of the missing were recovered so far.
1,413 persons who were displaced have taken shelter at the Ganesha Tamil College and Poonagala Tamil College.
Meanwhile, Badulla District Coordinator of the National Building Research Organization Senior Geologist Kelum Senevirathna stated that there is a landslide risk in the lower Ampitiyakanda area.