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Who are we

National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) under the Ministry of Disaster Management is the national focal point of Sri Lanka for all landslide related studies and services. NBRO also contribute to the development sector through her services in the fields of geotechnical engineering, building materials research and testing, environmental studies and services, project management and human settlement planning and training.

NBRO Today

Historical Background

Our Vision

“Creating a safer built environment”

Our Mission

To promote and sustain research & development and provide technical services for disaster risk reduction and safer built environment


A team of NBRO scientists investigated the recent cut slope failure on the stretch of the Colombo Kandy road, that by passes the Kegalle town. About 10 - 12 m high near vertical cut slopes had been failed during the torrential rain that poured in Kegalle during the last week. Immediate actions had b...
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In the aftermath of the Koslanda, Meeriyabedda landslide which took more than 30 lives in the morning of October 29, 2014, and with the continuation of showers in many parts of the country, NBRO received numerous requests from both public and private sector to evaluate the risk associated with the...
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On 29.10.2014, around 7:15 Hours a huge landslide had been occurred in the Meeriabedda Division of the Koslanda Estate. According to the sources, 7 line quarters had been buried under the debris; an estate bungalow and a kovil had been damaged. NBRO has investigated the past instabilities occurred ...
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