Government conducts awareness workshops in tsunami-affected areas
[October 21, 2005 - 9.00 GMT]

The President’s Office and the Disaster Management Centre are now conducting a series of workshops for Provincial and District Administrators, in the 13- tsunami affected districts. The theme for these workshops is “Ensuring safer communities and sustainable development through Disaster Management”.

Eight such workshops have already been completed in Galle, Hambantota, Matara, Ampara, Trincomalee, Puttalam, Gampaha and Kalutara. The target group includes the Chief Secretary, the District Secretary, Heads of Departments, and their officers in the relevant provinces/districts.

The workshops aim at increasing awareness on the following:

1.  The recently passed Disaster Management Act No 13 of 2005.

2.  The structure and functions of the recently established Disaster Management Centre and its links with the provincial and district administration.

3.   Role of the Dept of Meteorology as the National Focal Point for Tsunami Early Warning.

4.   Progress made on the establishment of an Early Warning System for Sri Lanka

5.   Role of the Administrator in effectively responding to, and managing disasters. 

Workshops for administrators to be held in Batticaloa, Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Colombo are scheduled for the coming week.















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Last Updated Date: October 21, 2005 - 9.00 GMT


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