The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) yesterday (6) issued a landslide warning to four districts for the next 24 hours.
Sources at the NBRO stated that the warnings were issued to landslide prone areas such as the Galle, Matara, Ratnapura and Kalutara Districts. The NBRO warned that landslides may occur if the rains persist.
Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has warned of heavy showers, rough seas and strong winds, for the next eight hours. The Met Department attributed this to active clouds in the Southern sea. Wind speed can rise up to 80 kmph over sea areas off the coast, extending from Colombo to Pottuvil via Galle and Hambantota. Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant about this. Showers over 100 mm are expected in the Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central Provinces.