During the heavy rain that prevailed in Passara, bibilegama area, a huge boulder with about 3 m diameter had slided on to a house on 12.05.2015 at about 19:30 - 20:00 Hours. A 54 year woman and an 08 months old infant had been killed by this rock slide while a 22 year old woman had been injured. The slope side of their house had been heavily damaged.
According to the investigations of the NBRO's Badulla District Office, the slope where the incident occurred is a talus slope, where huge rock boulders are scattered all over. Several houses have been built by cutting this naturally unstable slope and those cuts are about 3 - 4 m high. NBRO's scientists have identified about 10 houses which are at the high risk of being affected by similar rock slides. According to the villagers, the surface drain by the road in up slope area had been clogged and the overflowing water runs along the failed ...වැඩිදුර
An inaugural meeting and an awareness programme was held on 19.03.2015 at the Dharmaraja College, Kandy, to mark the implementation of project activities under the School Protection sub programme of the Climate Resilience Improvement Project (CRIP). CRIP is implemented by the Government of Sri Lanka under the financial support from the World Bank. Dharmaraja College is the first school among the 18 selected schools, where the mitigation of landslide threat is implemented.
The event was organized by the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) with the fullest support from the Principal and the staff of the Dharmaraja College. 51 students from the Dharmaraja College, teachers, parents, college alumni, school development board, along with the representatives from the Department of Education, Zonal Education Office, District Secretariat, Divisional Secretariat were ...වැඩිදුර
The rock fall occurred on Kandy Mahiyangana road (View Photo) on 19.02.2015 around 22:30 will be mitigated under to Transport Continuity Programme of the Climate Resilience Improvement Project (CRIP). The Transport Continuity Programme is implemented by RDA with the financing from the World Bank.
NBRO involves in this programme by investigating the landslides and rock falls, designing the rectification measures and supervising the actual construction of mitigation structures. photo...වැඩිදුර