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
recently passed Disaster Management Act No 13 of 2005.
structure and functions of the recently established Disaster Management
Centre and its links with the provincial and district administration.
of the Dept of Meteorology as the National Focal Point for Tsunami Early
made on the establishment of an Early Warning System for
Role of the Administrator in effectively responding to, and managing
Workshops for administrators to be held in Batticaloa,
Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and
are scheduled for the coming week.
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Date: October 21, 2005 - 9.00 GMT