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Friday, 14 November 2014 - 19:29
The crack in the lower areas of Meeriyabadda is ground sinking.
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A Director of the Building Research Institute R.M.S. Bandara said that the crack appeared in the lower areas of Meeriyabedda is a sign of general ground sinking.

Steps were taken yesterday to evacuate 464 persons belonging to 131 families in the affected area after the disaster situation was informed to the District Secretary of Badulla.

However after a test was done in the area this morning, Landslide Research Unit director of the Building Research Institute R.M.S. Bandara told our news team the evacuated families could return to their original houses.

Meanwhile 623 persons of 193 families who were displaced after the Meeriyabedda tragedy are still sheltered in temporary makeshifts at Punagala Tamil Vidyalaya, and this school as well as Ganesha Tamil Vidyalaya where another group of displaced persons were sheltered have not been restarted completely after the landslide.

A spokesman from the Badulla office of the Disaster Management Center said classes for GCE Ordinary Level and Advance Level students are conducted in a separate section of the school.

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