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Sri Lanka

Disaster hazard maps going unused in Sri Lanka, creators say

1 Dec 2014, TRF

'Maps describing the location and characteristics of population centres, critical infrastructure, and disaster risk will be key to inform planning efforts,' the bank said of the mapping. But it is not clear whether public planners use the maps produced...


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:Permanent Secretary to the Ministry
  • Phone:+94 112 588506 +94 777 811 805
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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