Due to prevailing rainy conditions, the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued landslide alerts for several districts in Sri Lanka. The affected areas include Badulla, Galle, Hambantota, Kalutara, Kandy, Kegalle, Kurunegala, Matale, Matara, Nuwara Eliya, and Ratnapura.

Residents are urged to be vigilant and pay attention to pre-landslide signs, which may include the development of cracks on the ground, deepened cracks, ground subsidence, slanting of trees, electrical posts, fences, and telephone posts, as well as cracks in the floors and walls of buildings built on slopes. Additionally, the sudden appearance of springs, emerging muddy water, and the blockage or disappearance of existing springs are warning signs.

During this landslide early warning period, people are advised to move immediately away from areas where these signs are observed. Communities residing in landslide-susceptible areas should remain extra vigilant and be prepared to move quickly to safe places if heavy rainfall persists.

The National Building Research Organization and the Disaster Management Center have provided specific instructions for the public to follow. It is crucial for residents in landslide-prone areas to stay informed and heed the guidance issued by the authorities.

As a precautionary measure, people living in these vulnerable areas are advised to stay vigilant and alert to ensure their safety and the safety of their communities.