Crack in Batti

20 March 2011 01:52 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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People in Batticloa were alarmed with the cracks that appeared on the earth near the station on Saturday. It was reported that water seeped out of the cracks. 

The Disaster Management center (DMC) said it may be due to the increase of water level below the surface. A spokesman from the DMC said the content of water below the surface can be increased because of the impact of the full moon. This, the DMC said is a usual phenomenon on a full moon day.

The DMC had requested the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau to  carry out an investigation on the situation.

The Geological Survey and Minds Bureau Chairman Dr. N. P. Wijayananda said a geologist would be sent today to the site to carry out an investigation. However he assured that it is unlikely to be anything serious.

He said an investigation would be carried out anyhow as people have got more alarmed after the devastating earth quake in Japan which also triggered a tsunami. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 14

  • v vendetta Monday, 21 March 2011 03:05 AM

    Is this another sign of the destruction of the world in 2012??

    naraka kolla Monday, 21 March 2011 03:08 AM

    Ok... it happening just as in the movie 2012!! End of the world is imminent..

    Jamal Nasser Monday, 21 March 2011 04:02 AM

    Polowa Palena boru kiwwe kauda ?

    s jayawardene Monday, 21 March 2011 04:37 AM

    You are very correct. Without investigating how do say nothing to alarm. Sending a geologist by bus would be tool late for a natural disaster. They seem to be slow and vague.

    backstreet boy Monday, 21 March 2011 04:29 AM

    looks like its man himself who is bringing the end to this earth the only home planet for humans in the whole galaxy.

    Varathan Sunday, 20 March 2011 02:47 PM

    "This is a usual phenomenon on a full moon day - DMC"

    You're the scientists...not politicians....so don't simply say anything without any investigation. You're playing with the life and prosperity of the people

    Silva Sunday, 20 March 2011 03:08 PM

    World Is Coming to and end. May be Start with Batti.............These are told in the Bible.

    kuhan Monday, 21 March 2011 07:01 AM

    hay not much very important and urgent,there so many thinks happen like this

    GASTON BASTIANSZ Monday, 21 March 2011 06:00 PM

    Well if this is a common occurance why has it not happened before?

    GanjaRabbit Monday, 21 March 2011 07:35 AM

    oh no please no more of the doomsday predictions or 2012 we are sick and tired of these predictions.

    sltk2004 Sunday, 20 March 2011 06:09 PM

    Cracks on the ground in Batti and water coming out of them may not be a thing to be alarmed for these guys in DMC and GSMB.

    GanjaRabbit Sunday, 20 March 2011 06:44 PM

    please no more of the 2012 crap........

    sena Sunday, 20 March 2011 09:25 PM

    earth quake in Japan which also triggered a tsunami - which has also lowered the coastline by two feet increasing the impact of tides

    Srith Monday, 21 March 2011 01:22 AM

    Is it disaster district? either natural or not


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