District Disaster Management and Coordination Unit

The Disaster Management Centre has been established under the National Council for Disaster Management in accordance with the Sri Lanka Disaster Management Act No. 13 of 2005 passed by the Parliament of Sri Lanka on 13th May 2005.



Safer communities and sustainable development in Sri Lanka



To create a culture of safety among communities and the nation at large through Systematic management of natural, technological and man-made disaster risks.



Through countrywide ministries, departments and public corporations, Provincial Councils and local authority administration; and district, division and Grama Niladhari administration; to enforce, coordinate and monitor activities related to,

  1. Hazard Mapping and Risk Assessment
  2. Information Management
  3. Long-term disaster mitigation
  4. Forecasting, early warning and information dissemination
  5. Preparedness to respond to disasters when they occur
  6. Emergency Operations Management
  7. Management of the post-disaster activities after a disaster

The Services Provides to Citizen

  1. Early warning and Emergency response
  2. Training & Awareness related disaster risk reduction
  3. Support to Structural and non structural mitigation in the vulnerable area
  4. Provide training and sharing spatial data of the district
  5. Effective coordination related to emergency & crisis
  6. Support for research and development the area of Disaster Risk Reduction
  7. Facilitate to Disaster Risk Assessment and provide information
  8. Preparation of Preparedness and Emergency Response Plan for
  9. Village Level
  10. Divisional Level
  11. District Level
  12. Institutional Level
  13. School Level
  14. Hospital
No Contact Point Address Telephone Number
1 Ministry of Disaster Management No.383, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo – 07. 0112695013 / 0112681980
2 Disaster Management Center 2-222,BMICH, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo – 07 0112670002
3 District Disaster Management Coordinating Unit District Secretariat, Mullaitivu 0212290054