Head Of Department
|Designation||Assistant Director (District)|
|Service Class / Grade||Grade II|
|Official Address||District Secretariat, Jaffna|
Disaster Management center (DMC) is the leading agency for disaster management in Sri Lanka. It is mandated with the responsibility of implementing and coordinating national and sub-national level programs for reducing the risk of disaster with the participation of all relevant stakeholders.
DMC was established as per the provisions of the Sri Lanka Disaster Management Act No. 13 of 2005 as the executing agency of the National Council for Disaster Management (NCDM).
The main activities of the Disaster Management Center (DMC) are research and Development Mitigation Planning Preparedness Dissemination of early warning for the vulnerable population emergency response coordination of relief and post disaster activities in collaboration with other key agencies.
In order to facilitate the coordination and implement all DMC activities, Disaster Management Committees were established at District, Divisional, Grama Niladhari Wasams, across the country. Also District Disaster Management Coordination Units (DDMCU) was established in all districts to carry out Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities at the sub national level.
Safer communities and sustainable development in Sri Lanka
To create a culture of the safety among communities and nation at large through systematic management of natural, technological, and manmade disaster risk.
Objective/ Principal function
Assisting the council in the preparation of the National Disaster Management Plan and the National Emergency Operation Plan and proposal for upgrading the same when it becomes necessary.
Taking responsibilities for the implementation of the National Disaster Management Plan and the National Emergency Operation Plan, and upon the declaration of the state of disaster to direct and coordinate the implementation of the National Emergency Operation Plan.
Hazard Mapping and Risk Assessment
Early warning dissemination
Preparedness for effective response at disaster situations
Emergency operation management
Management of the post-disaster activities after a disaster