Sri Lankan institutions have been confronted with complicated and unexpected difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising vulnerability to environmental disasters and climate change. Their role has never been more critical.
This report outlines a preliminary estimate of the damage and needs resulting from the widespread coastal destruction caused by the 2004 tsunami by first evaluating the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the disaster and then summarizing the damage and needs by sector.
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In collaboration with international institutions, Sri Lankan policymakers have prepared a suite of initiatives to improve the country’s long-term resilience to climate risks – but they are going unimplemented, Jeevethan Selvachandran writes.