Meethotamulla garbage mountain aftermath from Google Earth


It’s less than a year after the Meethotamulla garbage mountain collapsed. After the usual media flare, the tragedy has faded from the public minds-cape. Yet Mount Meethotamulla is still in the landscape refusing to go away. Post collapse Google Earth screen grab below show the post collapse spread. Which smothered communities and lives. The landslide … Continue reading Meethotamulla garbage mountain aftermath from Google Earth

Watch Meethotamulla rubbish mountain grow: aerial view time lapse


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.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmDvIGA0MkI 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 … Continue reading Watch Meethotamulla rubbish mountain grow: aerial view time lapse

Sri Lanka’s political circus from Google Earth


Lipton Circus in Colombo is a frequent staging area for the theatrics of political demonstrations. Perhaps one of the few things we Sri Lankans are consistently good at. Colombo has very few public spaces such as Times or Tiananmen square. As you can see from the google earth screen shot in this post, the circus … Continue reading Sri Lanka’s political circus from Google Earth

Updated: Satellite images of northern Sri Lanka


Google has updated its satellite imagery for parts of Sri Lanka. Pictured below is one of the revelations of this update: the largest runway constructed by the LTTE terrorists. It is located near Mulativu. It is possibly the largest air strip ever build by a terrorist group. The Youtube video at the end of this … Continue reading Updated: Satellite images of northern Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Air Force museum aircraft identified from Google Earth


Aviation photographer Suresh A. Atapattu generously identified the SLAF museum's out door aircraft exhibits seen in the Google Earth screen grab below. He also went through the trouble of re-numbering the aircraft in the image. His numbers in yellow correspond to the table below. This image was originally used in my post about the Sri … Continue reading Sri Lanka Air Force museum aircraft identified from Google Earth