Coastal regions are home to a large and growing population in Sri Lanka. The high concentration of population have produced many economic benefits from the coastal resources, in particular from fishing, tourism, and maritime activities, while having improved transportation links, developed industrial and urban centers, and modified physical nature in the coastal zone. Eventually the increasing beneficiaries cause for degrading the Natural Coastal Environment.
The Department of Meteorology in Sri Lanka is in charge of providing services pertaining to Meteorology, Aeronautical Meteorology, Ocean Meteorology, Hydro Meteorology, Agricultural Meteorology, Climatology and Astronomy to government agencies, the private sector and the general public.
IWMI is one of 15 international research centers supported by the network of 60 governments, private foundations and international and regional organizations collectively known as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). It is a non-profit organization with a staff of 350 and offices in over 10 countries across Asia and Africa with its headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The Ministry of ICT and Telecommunication has the mission to provide information and communication services in a timely manner, through the development of telecommunication and Information Technology (IT) with the use of latest technology. It promotes wider accessibility of IT services while maintaining the integrity and excellence of service as well as the increase of IT literacy levels of the public and availability of Sri Lankan content.
The Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs as the Centre of Civil Administration facilitates and coordinates services related to the public administration, district administration, divisional administration, village administration, civil registration and employees’ welfare. It deals with a number of areas such as Public Policy Making on organizational excellence, human resource management, institutional development, electronic government and good governance targeting social and economic development along with the national priorities of the Government.
The Ministry of Technology and Research (MoTR) was established with effect on 30th April, 2010 and is to formulate and implement policies pertaining to the popularization and advancement of science and technology. This includes scientific research and development and transfer of technologies, ensuring improved quality and productivity so as to upgrade economic activities, which are essential for the economic and social development of Sri Lanka.
DMS’s mission is to protect human life and property of the people and the environment of Sri Lanka from the consequence of disasters taking place in the national territory, by effectively dealing with them from a national perspective. DMC prepares the national policy and a plan and appoints centrally coordinated committees and institutions to give effect to such policy and plan.