A team of four officers headed by the Director, Landslide Research and Risk Management Division of NBRO had performed the preliminary investigations on 26.09.2015 on the landslide which occurred in the Lily’s Land Division of the Wedamulla Estate in Kothmale. The slide which had occurred around 14:15 hours on 25.09.2015 has claimed 07 lives. 02 line quarters, 06 temporary houses, the Cooperative shop, the Kovil, and the community centre had been located on the debris flow path of the landslide, and the 02 line quarters had been completely destroyed due to the debris of the slide. About 30 m long stretches of two estate roads had been obstructed and partially damaged due to the accumulated debris.
The landslide has occurred on the Western slope of a mountain range that directs from North to South. The 30 – 35 m wide and 220-230 m long landslide had been identified as a translationa...වැඩිදුර
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