Feasibility report for compressed stabilised earth block (CSEB) production and use in the north and east of Sri Lanka

This feasibility report assesses the suitability of compressed stabilised earth blocks (CSEB) and other earth-based building technologies in the regions of north and east Sri Lanka. The aims of this study were to assess if and how earth-based construction methods could be implemented in the north and the east, on the basis of technical, social, socio-economic and ecological parameters in the areas of Batticaloa, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu. Principally, the rationale for the use of earth-based building materials is that, with the maximum use of affordable, locally available materials, it supports the establishment of local value-added supply chains and invests significantly in local livelihoods.