National Building Research Organisation

National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) the premier research & development institute
established in 1984 has now grown in to a successful technical service provider and research & development institution
where experts from multiple disciplines have teamed up and dedicated to create a disaster free built environment for the nation.


Inception meeting of the Sri Lanka Community Landslide Risk Mitigation Project 




National Building Research Organisation (NBRO), the mandated organization for landslide risk management in Sri Lanka had the inception meeting of the Community Landslide Risk Mitigation Project implemented with the financial assistance of the World Bank. The aim of the project is to help Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) in undertaking a systematic approach for reducing the impacts of landslides as landslides are considered to be a major natural hazard. This World Bank initiativeis also expected to help the GOSL in unifying the effort so fall related government agencies and other stakeholders in landslide risk management in SriLanka and establish a comprehensive framework and an operational long-term action plan.


This project is being implemented by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in partnership with the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) who will provide necessary technical assistance to   execute the project. The inception meeting was held on 8th May 2017 at the BMICH, Colombo and representatives of around 30 stakeholder agencies attended. Additional Secretary of MDM officiated as the meeting chair and the ADPC & NGI experts presented the project tasks and the proposed methodologies for project implementation. Mr. Suranga Kahandawa, Senior Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist represented the World Bank at the meeting.