‘Over 15,000 families reside in landslide prone areas | Daily News

‘Over 15,000 families reside in landslide prone areas

National Building Research Organization (NBRO) Director General Aasiri Karunawardena said the NBRO has identified 15,000 families living in landslide prone areas.

He said the Nuwaraeliya, Badulla, Matale, Kegalle, Kalutara, Hambantota districts have been declared as landslide prone areas by the NBRO and said they have taken measures to evacuate people from the areas.

Addressing the media yesterday at the Ministry of Disaster Management, Karunawardena further said that within this year, around 6,000 families were identified living in landslide prone areas.

He said initiatives were taken to build 1,200 houses for those evacuated and added that the housing scheme is in Kegalle will protect the people from landslides and floods.


 

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