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Sri Lanka: National disaster management plan 2013-2017

In May 2005 the government of Sri Lanka enacted the Sri Lanka Disaster Management Act No. 13. This National DM Plan (NDMP), which is developed as a major requirement of the Act for the period of five years from 2013 to 2017 conforms to the Act and the draft Sri Lanka National Disaster Management Policy. It describes management arrangements, relationships, mechanisms, strategies and corresponding timeframes for action to establish the DRM framework and implement related programmes in the country with multiple-stakeholder participation covering all phases of DM cycle.

NDMP is the overall guiding document consisting of the major areas – mitigation, preparedness, early warning, emergency operations and post disaster activities, such as relief, recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction. Training, public awareness and education are also covered within these areas as relevant. As provided for by the Act the National Emergency Operations Plan (NEOP) will be developed at national level in conformity with this plan. Support information and documents are given in Annexes 1 to 9. Time frames of activities are given as Annex 10 at the end of the plan.

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  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management, Governance
  • Countries/Regions:Sri Lanka

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