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Five hundred landslide prone areas identified.

Jan 22, 2011 3:46:09 AM - itnnews.lk

Five hundred landslide prone locations in four districts have been identified.

The Landslide Studies and Services Division of the Building Research Institute said that these areas are located in Kandy, Matale, Badulla and Nuwara Eliya Districts. Kuda Rattota in Matale, Monaran-gala in Hewaheta, Budulu-Sirigama in Badulla, Mahawewa and Talatuoya in Nuwara Eliya and Kotmale are amongst the areas that face the danger of landslides. The Landslide Studies Division said that awareness is also being raised about the risk of landslides in the areas adjacent to Gotamai Vidyalaya, Dharmaraja College, Hillwood College, Pushpadana College and Vidyartha College in Kandy District.