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Heavy rains, landslide warning in five districts

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) issued landslide early warnings for the next 24-hours for five districts due to the prevailing heavy rains throughout the country.

Accordingly, the Seethawaka Divisional Secretariat Division and the surrounding areas in the Colombo District, Elpitiya, Neluwa and Nagoda Divisional Secretariat Divisions and the surrounding areas in the Galle District, Bulathsinhala and Palindanuwara Divisional Secretariat Divisions and the surrounding areas in the Kalutara District, Dehiowita, Kegalle and Yatiyantota Divisional Secretariat Divisions and the surrounding areas in the Kegalle District, Eheliyagoda, Ayagama, Kuruwita, Kiriella, Ratnapura and Elapatha Divisional Secretariat Divisions and the surrounding areas in the Ratnapura District have the potential risks until 6.30 p.m. today (7), it says.

Of them, the Palindanuwara and Eheliyagoda Divisional Secretariat Divisions and the surrounding areas have been marked under the Level II risk while the rest remains under the Level I, which warns the public in those areas to be watchful and be on alert respectively.

Meanwhile, the Meteorology Department said the prevailing showery condition over the island expected to continue further particularly in the “high risk” districts.

Heavy rainfalls above 150 mm are likely in some places throughout the country, it said.

Wind speed also can increase up to 50-60 kmph at times across the country.

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Landslide warning issued by NBRO (19:27)
 
The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has issued a Level 2 (Amber) landslide early warning for parts of Ratnapura and Kalutara districts. The warnings state that since rainfall has exceeded 100mm during the last 24 hours, and due to the continues downpour, people living in these districts have been cautioned of the possibility of landslides, slope failures, rock falls, ground subsidence. The NBRO issued an Amber alert Landslide warnings in the following areas.
 
  • Kalutara District- Palindanuwara Divisional Secretariat Division(s) (DSD) and surrounding areas.
  • Ratnapura District - Eheliyagoda Divisional Secretariat Division(s) (DSD) and surrounding areas.
 
 
Yellow alerts have been issued for parts of Colombo, Galle, Kegalle, Ratnapura and Kalutara districts. They are:
 
  • Colombo District - Seethawaka Divisional Secretariat Division(s) (DSD) and surrounding areas.
  • Ratnapura District - Ayagama, Ratnapura, Kiriella, Kuruwita and Elapatha Divisional Secretariat Division(s) (DSD) and surrounding areas.
  • Galle District - Elpitiya,Nagoda and Neluwa Divisional Secretariat Division(s) (DSD) and surrounding areas.
  • Kalutara District - Bulathsinhala Divisional Secretariat Division(s) (DSD) and surrounding areas.
  • Kegalle District - Dehiowita, Kegalle and Yatiyanthota Divisional Secretariat Division(s) (DSD) and surrounding areas.
 
NBRO has warned that should residents see development of cracks, ground subsidence, slanting of trees, cracks on floors built on slopes, sudden appearance of springs or muddy water should alert the authorities.