Badulla-Passara road closed after 6pm | Daily News


Badulla-Passara road closed after 6pm

The Road Development Authority closed Passara - Lunugala road in Badulla will be closed from 6pm today due to landslide warnings.

The Disaster Management Center said that the use of Ella-Wellawaya road was risky. Those who use that road are advised to be alert on possible landslide, rock falls and cutting failures.

Upcountry trains from Colombo terminated at Diyatalawa today due to a collapse of earth mound between Diyatalawa and Bandarawela.

The National Building Research Organization had extended the Landslide warning to residents in several areas of Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Badulla and Ratnapura.

It requested the public to be vigilant over pre-landslide signs as the soil is saturated with water and immediately evacuate if such signs appeared.

According to the Meteorology Department, the maximum rainfall of 219mm was reported in Kiran in the Batticaloa district during the 24 hours ended at 8am today.

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