Natural disasters: Families in red zones to be evicted

The disaster management authorities, with the support of the police, will evict people residing in areas declared red zones of vulnerability to natural disasters such as earth- slips or landslides, an official said.

The decision was taken after five people who occupied their lands regardless of warnings were buried alive in a landslide.

According to Director General of the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) Maj. Gen (RTD). Sudantha Ranasinghe, such families would be evicted as a measure for saving their lives from impending danger. Defence Secretary Maj. GEN.(RTD) Kamal Gunaratne has issued a gazette notification in this regard.(KELUM BANDARA)

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