More landslide threat in Sri Lanka, says NBRO

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May 30, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s National Building Research Organization (NBRO) issued an alert for landslide prone areas on Sunday and asked people to always pay attention to pre-landslide signs.

According to the alert, all mountainous areas, man-made cut slopes and roads, especially all the landslide susceptible areas previously identified by NBRO, in the districts of Kandy, Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya, Kegalle and Kalutara are at risk.

The organization asked people to always pay attention to pre-landslide signs like slanting of trees or posts, cracks developing on ground and walls, and sudden appearance of muddy water coming out from the ground or from springs.