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Sri Lanka’s Central Hills one-fifth of land prone to landslides Featured

One–fifth of Sri Lanka’s total landmass, particularly the areas in the central hills- is prone to landslides according to a study by the National Building Research Organization (NBRO).

According to the NBRO study, around 13,000 square kilometers of lands spread over in Badulla, Nuwara-Eliya, Kandy, Matale, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Kalutara, Galle, Matara and Habantota- are landslide –prone.

The study has found that incidences and frequency of landslides are growing, and it is common have such disasters including cutting failures along with every bout of rain.

Another study revealed that about 175,000 people have been rendered homeless, besides, damages in multi-millions have been caused to property due to land slides.

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