Matale District Secretary, Hellan A. Meegasmulla has said that measures are in place to face a disaster situation. She said action has been taken after the National Building Research Institute warned of landslide and flood threats in seven Divisional Secretariat Divisions.
Mrs. Meegasmulla said that a disaster situation has been declared in the Ukuwela, Rattota, Matale and Yatawatta Divisional Secretariat Divisions in Matale due to the prevailing extreme weather conditions. Landslides and caving in of earth have been reported in those areas following the rains. She said they are making arrangements to provide security and relief to the people.