Landslide is one of the main and frequently faced disasters in Sri Lanka. Meeriyabedda, located in the Badulla district was struck by a major landslide on the 29th of October, 2014. The landslide which was triggered by continuous rainfall for three consecutive days, affected the workers of the Koslande estate, causing immense damage to their lives and property. 16 deaths were confirmed, 192 people were believed to be missing and about 150 homes were buried. The reasons for the landslide include natural causes and unfavorable human interventions.