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Sri Lanka: International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) - dealing with disasters

13 Oct 2014, DailyFT

'Community-based preparedness is the most needed element in impact mitigation efforts. A multi-agency coordinated effort is required to reduce the impact of disasters. Manmade disasters could be minimised through law enforcement, carefulness and vigilance,' said the Deputy Minister of Education and Monitoring MP of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Skills Development...


National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Ministry of Disaster Management
  • Website:http://www.disastermin.gov.lk
  • Contact:Secretary
  • Phone:+94 112665389 +94 112 777 811805


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Ministry of Disaster Management
  • Website:http://www.disastermin.gov.lk
  • Contact:Secretary
  • Phone:+94 112665389 +94 112 777 811805
Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1987 2,200,000
Drought 1982 2,000,000
Flood 1983 1,250,000
Earthquake* 2004 1,019,306
Drought 2001 1,000,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.