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Security forces continue to search for survivors in spite of inclement weather in the Haldamulla area where a massive landslide buried an entire village on Wednesday. An army commando guides a sniffer dog over soggy land. Pic by Ishara Kodikara

Landslides: Govt. to take

over estates that expose

workers to danger


The government had asked estate owners to take action to relocate their workers living in landslide prone terrain to safe areas but they had not heeded that directive, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said yeterday. Unless they responded favourably, action would have to be taken to take over their properties to ensure workers’ safety, he warned.

A proposal to allocate state land certified by the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) as safe for people currently living in high risk landslide prone areas would be presented to the Cabinet shortly, Minister Amaraweera said.

According to the latest statistics issued by the Disaster Management Centre (DMC), only three bodies had been recovered so far and over 100 people were still reported missing from Wednesday’s catastrophic landslide at Haldamulla in Badulla District.

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