More cracks visible around Koslanda in Sri Lanka

By Shalika Wimalasena  2014-11-16   “Many people think this is the end but this is the beginning.” Many of us did not understand that. He was talking about the landslide in Meeriyabedda in Koslanda in which scores of hapless people were buried alive without last respects. But this is a story about living people. We must learn a lesson from […]

Uma Oya tunnel being dugout 100 M below Koslanda 

  BY NIRANJALA ARIYAWANSHA-Ceylon today  November 9, 2014  A tunnel being dug 100 metres below the Koslanda hills, where the recent landslide tragedy took place, may be the cause of the tragedy, environmentalists inferred.This tunnel will divert Mahaweli waters from Kirindi Oya to the Moneragala, Badulla and Hambantota Districts under the Rs 80 billion multipurpose Uma Oya Hydro Electric Power and Irrigation […]

Environmentalists and scientists trade arguments Was Uma Oya Project responsible for Koslanda tragedy?

Environmentalists and scientists trade arguments Was Uma Oya Project responsible for Koslanda tragedy?  By Niranjala Ariyawansha -Ceylon today  09/11/2014 Soon after the devastating landslide hit the village of Meeriyabedda in Koslanda in the early hours of Wednesday, 29 October, burying several lives and displacing hundreds, the blame game began. The government authorities started blaming the people for not relocating to […]