Emergency Warnings


Training, Education & Public Awareness Division generally provides training and public awareness for relevant government agencies departments and other stakeholders including community groups in Sri Lanka.

Role of the Division:

  • Strategic thinking and planning for implementing programmes for the Division keeping in line with corporate plan and the Road Map.
  • Promote and increase public awareness on Disaster Management (DM)  and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) among school children, academic institutes, government officials, general public, Non-Government Organizations/International Non-Government Organization community
  • Promote awareness and train university graduates through integration of DRR in university curriculum
  • Raise awareness on School Safety program among selected schools through Ministry of Education /Dept. of Education.
  • Promote awareness on DM/DRR among professional group, key decision makers through training and short courses
  • Increase capacity among key institutions through training of officials and training aids/tools
  • Integrate DM training curriculum in continuing education.
  • Coordinate National Disaster Management Council Meeting.
  • Arrange and conduct training program for internal staff members of Colombo and outstations to enhance the knowledge on DM and DRR.
  • Represent Disaster Management Centre at key national and international forum as and when required.
  • Develop annual budgets, plans for Division/projects and monitor financial budgets.
  • Supervise the activities of the staff and maintain systematic working environment in order to deliver the expected output of the work plan.

Call Center

General: +94 112 136 136
Emergency Operation Center:+94 112 136 222 /
+94 112 670 002
Fax: +94 11 2670079