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Sri Lanka: National policy on disaster management (2013)

The National Disaster Management Policy of Sri Lanka has been formulated to ensure the sustainability and resilience of the nation. The recommendations of the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on Natural Disasters (2005) and the Disaster Management Act No 13 of 2005 (DM Act) provided the basis for the current disaster management approach. The PSC Report and the DM Act require the formulation of a national disaster management policy. 

The policy aims to achieve sustainable and resilient disaster management through:

  1. Appropriate institutional, legal and implementation mechanisms;
  2. Informed, scientific, multi-hazard risk reduction approaches mainstreamed in development and reconstruction based on national priorities.
  3. Participatory, multi-agency, multi-stakeholder engagement in line with national and international standards for effective disaster relief and response 

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

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