In a context where the Vavuniya Tank Bund could have been breached, a disaster had been averted by the speedy precautionary action of the Irrigation Department. Soil erosion had occurred around the area of the sluice gates of the Tank and a large hole had appeared on the inside of the bund posing a danger of the bund being breached.
The fishermen who had engaged in fishing yesterday had noticed a unusual flow of water near the bund and had warned the Irrigation Department about it. Following the warning the Irrigation Department in conjunction with the Famers Association had taken immediate action and renovated the bund.
Because of this timely action an enormous Disaster had been averted.