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National Policy on Disaster Management

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2010
The National Policy on Disaster Management sets out the measures to protect Sri Lanka's people, property and environment from disaster. 

The Policy shall provides for: 1) the maintenance of disaster resilient infrastructure and economic development activities in disaster prone areas; 2) the effective use of resources for preparedness, prevention, response, relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation; 3) the enhancement of public awareness and training to help people to protect themselves from disasters; 4) capacity building among persons living in areas vulnerable to disaster; 5) pre-disaster planning, preparedness and mitigation while sustaining and further improving postdisaster relief, recovery and rehabilitation capabilities.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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