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Victoria dam is absolutely safe and firm for another 100 years: CP Governor

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Following the recent minor tremors which caused alarm in the Digana area in Kandy, there is no threat or danger the tremors could cause to the Victoria reservoir and it is 100% safe, Central Province Governor Lalith U. Gamage said.

He said this during a discussion held at the Governor office auditorium in Kandy yesterday.

According to the reports issued by the Geological Department, the reservoir could be used for another 100 years, because it was built in compliance with international safety standards and it is being tested regularly.

"The reservoir will be re-inspected soon. In the event of any unsafe condition to it, prior arrangements have already been made to address the shortcomings," he said.

The Governor said the purpose of holding the discussion was to minimize the damages that could occur, in the event of any natural disasters, such as tsunami and minor earthquakes.

Meanwhile, addressing the discussion, Geological Survey and Mining Bureau Director-General Sarjanana de Silva said four seismometers have been installed in the country so far, and hence, there is a possibility of obtaining more accurate data on any disaster situation.

"It is very important for all sectors to work together to get prepared to face natural disasters and it will enable to protect people," the Governor added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


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  • Gona Friday, 11 December 2020 01:36 PM

    He, he, he will not be around for another 100 years!!

    DillonDP Friday, 11 December 2020 01:44 PM

    Oh god then we need to be careful

    Dee Friday, 11 December 2020 04:09 PM

    Better be careful then!

    Pradeep Friday, 11 December 2020 05:20 PM

    as it was not a Chinese shit


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