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The Rat-Trap Bond Technology
The rat-trap bond technology has been developed by Architect Laurie Baker with the HABITAT Resource Centre in India and is a result of its experimentations in cost-effective housing technologies conducted over 40 years. This technology has been used in India for over 20 years and has been successfully adopted in Sri Lanka by Practical Action in partnership with a local community based organisation called the Rural Centre for Development  
Arch Technology
Arches are a common feature in houses today. It is a technology which has been in use for hundreds of years and has withstood the test of time as evidenced by the numerous arches seen in ancient buildings and old houses in Sri Lanka. Masons have been trained by Practical Action on the technology and the practical use of several types of arches, some of which were constructed at Practical Action pilot project sites
Pico Hydro to Light up the Lives of Rural Poor
Harnessing energy from small water streams can be effectively used to meet the basic electricity demand of rural poor.
Paper Recycling
Do not complain about your waste and do not throw them away, you can get a price even for your waste if you manage it well. Collect all your paper waste and make your own handmade recycle paper. (Video is in Sinhala)
There was a new upswing for Handlooms after the Tsunami. The community using handlooms as their livelihood has a better chance of survival and to show their creativity with new technologies that has been introduced. (Video is in Sinhala)
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