Hirunews Logo
The+crack+in+the+lower+areas+of+Meeriyabadda+is+ground+sinking.
Friday, 14 November 2014 - 19:29
The crack in the lower areas of Meeriyabadda is ground sinking.
36

Shares
4,410

Views
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.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Heavy snow across the globe
Friday, 13 January 2017 - 9:29
Many countries are experiencing heavy snow, foreign media states. The temperature in England, Scotland, North Ireland and Wales has hit minus 10 degrees... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
195 Views
637 Views
2,224 Views
1,488 Views
9,487 Views
44,270 Views
Top