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.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) makes possible the coordination between governments and the humanitarian community in case of disasters. Thus, OCHA established its presence in Sri Lank after the 2004 Tsunami.