Association of Professionals (AOP) of NBRO organized an information session to introduce the Young Scientists Forum to young scientists of NBRO on Tuesday, 29th March 2016 at our auditorium. Officials of the National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) and members of the Steering Committee of Young Scientist Forum (YSF) of NASTEC were present to conduct this session. Ms. Asha Pitadeniya, Senior Scientist of NASTEC gave an introduction to the YSF describing the role of YSF and its relevance to young scientists. Then each of the members of Steering Committee introduced themselves, talked about the programmes that YSF conduct, advantages of holding a membership of YSF and opportunities for learning and career advancement after becoming a member, and then more importantly, welcomed NBRO young scientists to enroll as members of YSF.
Young scientists in NBRO are now hopeful in joinin...වැඩිදුර
At the auspicious time of 9.20 a.m. on Thursday, 24th March 2016, the Deputy Minister for Disaster Management, Hon. Dunesh Gankanda launched the construction project of NBRO's five storied new laboratory and office building complex at its Head Office premises, while the Venarable Maha Sanga chanted Sethpirith.
Mr. S S Miyanawala, Secretary to the Ministry of Disaster Management/Chairman of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of NBRO also graced the event. Senior Officials of the Ministry, Director Generals and Directors of the line institutions under the Ministry, the Director General of NBRO, its Directors and the staff were present.
Investment on the building complex is about Rs. 350 Mn. provided by the Govt. It is expected to be constructed using modern technologies and it will comply with environmental friendly concepts such as green building, zero energy, and ...වැඩිදුර
On 19th March 2016 at around 10.30 pm cracks had appeared at the downside of Ethu Gala at Kurunagala close to the Provincial Council Building (Fig 1). A team of NBRO Scientists investigated the cracks, and according to their observations, separation of rock plates along the developed cracks can be seen. Separated blocks are varying in size and also, varying in thickness from 1 inch to 3 inches. Cracks have developed only to the said thickness. When cracked plates separate, the rock appear beneath is sound (Fig 2) .
According to the meteorological information, the diurnal temperature variation in the area during this period is about 120C on an average (Fig 3). Such cracks and separation of rock plates can occur due to temperature changes in the area. Due to the high diurnal variation in temperature, cooling and heating of the rock take place resulting the separation of rock in to plates ...වැඩිදුර