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Sri Lanka: UN-SPIDER to conduct training programme in November

Sri Lanka is often affected by heavy precipitation and floods.

As a follow up of the UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Sri Lanka in October 2011, UN-SPIDER organised the training “Space Technology for Improving Hazard Mapping in Sri Lanka” from 14 to 17 August 2012. A second follow up training programme is scheduled from 17 to 21 November 2014.

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Ministry of Land and Land Development of Sri Lanka (MLLD Sri Lanka)

The Ministry for the subject of “Lands” was established in 1932, as per the recommendation of the Committee appointed in respect of the subject of Land and Agriculture of the State Council 1931.

The main objectives of establishing this Ministry were to implement activities such as formulate and implement State Land Policies, conserve State Lands, land settlement, land acquisition of lands for public purposes, with in the country.

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Sri Lanka: NASA TRMM data reveals extraordinary flooding

Accumulated rainfall in mm for the period 31 May - 4 June 2014

Data from NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) revealed extraordinary flooding in Sri Lanka caused by unusually strong monsoonal rainfall over the period 31 May - 4 June 2014, as research at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) shows.

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Sri Lanka: Approval for spatial data infrastructure implementation

Approval to build the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)

Recognizing geospatial information as an essential resource that supports the economic, social and environmental interests, the Survey Department of Sri Lanka has recently received a Cabinet approval to build the National

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Tsunami Risk: UN-SPIDER contributes to UNESCO-IOC guidelines

The coasts of Sri Lanka and India showing sediments left after a tsunami

With the support of UNESCAP, UNESCO-IOC is carrying out a project entitled: “Enhancing Tsunami Risk Assessment and Management, Strengthening Policy Support and Developing Guidelines for Tsunami Exercises in Indian Ocean Countries”.

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Sri Lanka: Making disaster risk information available

RiskInfo makes available data and maps on disaster risks in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is a country affected by a variety of hazards including Drought, Flood, Mass Movement, Severe Storm or Tsunami. In order to make information on disaster risks in Sri Lanka more easily available, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) in partnership with UNDP, NGOs and GDFRR Labs launched the Sri Lanka Disaster Risk Information Platform (RiskInfo).

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Don’t fail to prepare: Space-based Information for Disaster Risk Reduction

UN-SPIDER celebrates the International Day for Disaster Reduction

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UN-SPIDER builds hazard mapping skills in Sri Lanka

From 14 to 17 of August 2012, UN-SPIDER conducted the Capacity Building Programme “Space Technology for Improving

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UN Country Team Information Management Group (UNCT IM) in Sri Lanka

The United Nations began its work in Sri Lanka in 1952 making it one of the first countries in the world to have a UN development programme. Three years later, on 14th December 1955, Sri Lanka was admitted as a member state of the UN. The UN is in Sri Lanka by explicit agreement with the government. The UN, in partnership with the government and people of Sri Lanka, works to ensure that all Sri Lankan people enjoy better living conditions.

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Sri Lanka Department of Survey and Mapping

The Survey Department of Sri Lanka is the National Surveying and Mapping Organisation and also the national focal point of GIS and Remote Sensing with representation in the Global Mapping Project organised by the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM). Its mission is to provide high quality land information products and services through professionally qualified and dedicated personal.

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