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Landslides threaten several areas

May 27, 2011 10:56:25 AM - itnnews.lk

Landslides threaten several areas following torrential rain. Five persons have died due to landslides in Kegalle and Avissawella areas. Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya referred to the emergency assistance being extended to affected areas.

The Minister said that two deaths are reported from the Bulathkohupitiya area while one death was reported from the Dedigama area. Transport is paralysed. He said a Disaster Management meeting was held under his Chairmanship, The District Secretary and the Superintendent of Police were summoned to the meeting. He added that several important decisions were taken at this meeting. Agreement was reached to provide food parcels and dry rations to the affected families.