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Recent frequent landslides in SL, a result of rock cutting: Prof. Kapila Dahanayake

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Rock cuttings done for various purposes such as construction of roads and buildings have caused frequent landslides in Sri Lanka, a geologist said yesterday.

Well known Geologist Professor Kapila Dahanayake told Daily Mirror that rock cuttings done for construction of buildings or roads especially on slopes in the hills have resulted in frequent landslides in Sri Lanka in the recent past.

“Retaining walls should be constructed or grass should be grown after cutting soil to prevent landslides,” he said.

He noted that it is mostly minor landslides that occur in Sri Lanka rather than large scale ones.(YOHAN PERERA)

  Comments - 3

  • Sandy Saturday, 05 June 2021 07:52 AM

    Time for enforcing latest eco friendly construction techniques

    Ranaweera Saturday, 05 June 2021 10:14 AM

    I like this Professor, he highlights the root cause of the problem and provides a practical solution.

    Citizen Saturday, 05 June 2021 11:18 AM

    Didn't rocks and earth removed for construction of the Port City have an impact ? Surely, these were not brought from China ?

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