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More powers to DM Authority

Oct 13, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Disaster Management Ministry will amend the Disaster Management Act of 2005 to include provisions for a Disaster Management (DM) Authority with more coordination powers, said Minister AHM Fowzie. The amendments also provides for the establishment of a Disaster Management Fund. These are two long felt needs to address the issues and obstacles the country experienced in the recent past. The Minister was addressing the Second National Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute yesterday.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/10/14/news20.asp