Sunday, 02 November 2014 - 13:08
Heavy rains experienced around the island: 2500 displaced families in 20 camps
Central Province Security Commander Major General Mano Perera said that search team are conducting continuous operations in the Meeriyabadda area in Koslanda, Haldummulla despite rain.
He further noted that they will be able to reach the area which is suspected to have buried the most number of bodies and debris, by this afternoon.
Meanwhile the Disaster Management Centre said that 2500 individuals who have been displaced owing to the showers affecting several districts in the island, are placed in 20 camps.
Assistant Director of the Centre Pradeep Kodippili stated that over 11,000 persons were affected.
Meanwhile, Nuwara-eliya District Secretary D P G Kumarasiri stated that thick fog is experienced in Nuwara-eliya and earth banks were collapsing near some roads.
Senior Geologist of the National Building Research Organization Gamini Jayathissa stated that the landslide warning issued for Badulla, Nuwara-eliya, Kandy, Kegalle, Ratnapura and Kalutara districts will continue.
Meanwhile, Duty Meteorologist Jeewan Karunarathna stated that 76 millimetres of rain was experienced in Lakshapana which was the highest during the last 24 hours.