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Landslide threat, some families evacuated in Haputale

21 Nov 2023 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}      

By Saman Palitha Nanayakkara   

Several families in the Thangamale Glenore Estate in  Haputale were evacuated in view of the imminent danger of landslide and  provided shelter in safer locations. 

  Haputale Divisional Secretary Gayani K. Ranatunga said 90  occupants in 32 families were provided shelter in Glenore Maha Vidyalaya  temporary welfare centre.   

 She said the National Building Research Organisation that  carried out an inspection, recommended the immediate evacuation of  families from the endangered area.    Meanwhile, the hill bordering the Beragala Blackwood Vidyalaya  in Haldumulla had been endangered with rock falling and earth slip.  Haldumulla Divisional Director of Education Nilani Dhammika said the  students and the teachers of the school would be shifted to Haldumulla  Tamil Maha Vidyalaya today.