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.
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.
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
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”.
UN-SPIDER contributes to UNESCO Tsunami Risk Assessment guidelines
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).
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.
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.