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UNDP supports Sri Lanka to 'Build Back Better' after natural disasters

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka together with the Ministry of Disaster Management on Thursday launched a project at the Ministry premises to support the Government's vision of resilient recovery from disasters, to help Sri Lanka build back better in times of a disaster.Exactly one year ago, heavy rainfall and high winds triggered by the Southwest monsoon caused severe floods and landslides which affected 15 districts in the Southern and Western provinces of Sri Lanka. The natural disaster cost the lives of over 200 people and affected over 800,000 more whilst damaging countless houses especially in the worst affected districts - Galle, Ratnapura, Kalutara, Matara, Colombo and Gampaha.Speaking about UNDP's support, Ms. Lovita Ramguttee, Deputy Country Director of UNDP Sri Lanka …………….Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details…..

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