State Minister Tennakoon visits landslide site at Imaduwa

State Minister of Defence Hon. PremithaBandaraTennakoon made a visit to Imaduwa to inspect the landslide site today morning (Oct 12). He was accompanied by Army Commander Lieutenant General VikumLiyanage and several senior army officers.

An earth slip had occurred last night on a section of the Southern Expressway between Pinnaduwa and Imaduwa causing obstruction to vehicular movement along the Southern Expressway.

State Minister Tennakoon while inspecting the damages caused by the earth slip gave necessary instructions to Army personnel to obtain expert opinion of National Building Research Organization (NBRO)and Road Development Authority (RDA) officials and take immediate action to clear the highway and enable vehicular movement as the region is experiencing continuous torrential rains and many areas are flooded causing hindrance to the day to day lives of people and widespread damages to property.

The State Minister had also instructed disaster management officials to take all necessary measures to provide relief to affected communities due to the adverse present weather conditions being experienced in the country.

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