Development activities in the Panwila area have been greatly hampered due to the destruction of the road network by the recent landslides which occurred in the hilly regions.
The Panwila ? Bambaranda main road and the minor roads leading to villages have been eroded, culverts edges broken, and others with potholes making them dangerous for driving.
Even prior to the landslides and floods, these roads had been neglected for years and the authorities had taken steps to withdraw public transport from the affected routes.
The employees of the Wattegama CTB depot said the buses driving along these dilapidated roads had been damaged and sent to garages for repairs. The depot officers said even the repaired buses could not operate as the roads were completely unmotorable.
The smooth functioning of schools, offices and other institutions have been badly affected due to the cancellation of bus services in the mornings and the evenings.
The students and the teachers were often stranded
The residents of the area have appealed to the authorities to address their grievances and take steps to redress them.