An aerial view of Meeriyabedde where Wednesday’s landslide occurred.

(Pic by Nishantha de Silva)

Nearly 200 buried alive

Hopes of finding survivors fade

More than 150 families already
evacuated; President orders
immediate allocation of land

by Maheesha Mudugamuwa

Hopes of finding survivors in the landslide-hit village in Haldummulla in the Badulla District were fading, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said yesterday.

"No survivors have been found so far and I don't think there could be any survivors," Minister Amaraweera told The Island ....
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