This aerial view lapse video shows how the Meethotamulla rubbish mountain grew over time. It looks like the spread of a malignant growth.
Here’s the video for the impatient.:
It went from this in 2004:
to this in February 2017:
I put this video together using screen grabs from Google Earth. Which has a large batch of historical satellite image from 2004 to 2017 of that area.
For more coverage and background check out the excellent reporting on Meethotamulla done by roar.lk who are NOT paying me for the link.