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Tsunami drill in Galle, photo from Galle Disaster Management Center

10 Years after the tsunami: Is Sri Lanka better prepared for the next disaster?

23 Dec 2014, WB

'At that time, they did not know which direction to run. Today, with the coordination of the DMC and its community based activities including early warning drills, the village is now prepared to congregate at the temple which is situated on higher ground, and is equipped to give refuge to people in time of a disaster...'


National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Ministry of Disaster Management
  • Website:http://www.disastermin.gov.lk
  • Contact:Permanent Secretary to the Ministry
  • Phone:+94 112 588506 +94 777 811 805


  • 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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