Landslide warnings issued for 10 districts extended

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The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) says that landslide warnings issued for 10 districts are still in effect in view of the prevailing rainy weather conditions.

The risk of landslides has increased in several Divisional Secretariats in Galle, Matara, Matale, Ratnapura, Kalutara, Kegalle, Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, Kurunegala, and Kandy districts, stated NBRO.

There, residents in the area where warnings have been issued must continue to remain vigilant of landslide risks, NBRO said.

However, a decrease in the rainfall has been observed today (17) compared to yesterday (16), Deputy Director of the Disaster Management Center (DMC) Pradeep Kodippili said.

The water levels of the rivers have returned to normal, he said.

He further said that no person has been evacuated to shelters as of yet.

Meanwhile, the Meteorology Department forecasts heavy showers in several parts of the island.

As the sea areas around the island could turn rough, naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.