Road map ready for disaster preparedness

The Government has formulated a ten-year Road Map for Disaster Risk Management (2005-2015) and drafted a National Disaster Management Policy as well as a National Disaster Management Plan to face future risks, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said.

The Minister said this in a message to mark the fourth annual commemoration of the National Safety Day which falls on the anniversary of the 2004 tsunami which fell yesterday.

He said that a 24x7 emergency operation centre capable of coordinating any disaster emergency has been established with all required facilities, early warning systems have been improved with modern equipment and better linkages with international systems.

The Government has also invested approximately Rs 300 million to mitigate the effects of floods, droughts and landslides and has established district level disaster management units decentralizing disaster management.

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