Sea erosion takes its toll in Marawila

By Augustine Fernando and Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe

Three houses were completely washed away in Muhudukattuwa, Marawila on Friday due to sea erosion of the coastal area, while immense hardship was caused to those living in the coastal belt.

Many coconut trees have already been uprooted by the raging waves while the area to the south of St. Peter’s church, Galbokka where even the protective rock bund put up by the Coast Conservation Department is getting eroded. If the situation worsens in the coming weeks, the thatched huts along the coast, numbering around forty, would also face destruction.

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