Landslide warning issued | Sunday Observer

Landslide warning issued

National Building Research Organization (NBRO) today issuing a landslide warning announced that 10 districts which were previously identified as landslide susceptible areas are still in effect in view of the prevailing adverse weather condition.

Accordingly, Galle, Matale, Ratnapura, Kaluthara, Matara, Colombo, Kegalle, Kurunegala, Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya and surrounding areas identified as the landslide susceptible areas previously by NBRO.

Since the Rainfall within the past 24 hours has exceeded 75mm, if the rain continues residents are requested be watchful all the areas manmade cut slopes and roads within the relevant Divisional Secretariat divisions, on the possibility of landslides, slop failures, rock falls, cutting failures and ground subsidence by NBRO.

Further NBRO stated that, people should pay attention to the pre landslide signs such as development of cracks on the ground, deepened cracks and ground subsidence during the landslide early warning period.


Furthermore, NBRO requested from the people who are living in landslide susceptible areas should move immediately away from the areas where they noticed the pre landslide signs and should be ready to move quickly to safe places if heavy rain continues.

Communities are advised to follow the instructions given by NBRO and Disaster Management Center.