Disaster Management Centre (DMC) is the leading agency for disaster management in Sri Lanka. It is mandated with the responsibility of implementing and coordinating national and sub-national level programmes for reducing the risk of disasters with the participation of all relevant stakeholders.
DMC was established as per the provisions of the Sri Lanka Disaster Management Act No. 13 of 2005 as the executing agency of the National Council for Disaster Management (NCDM).
The main activities of the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) are Research and Development, Mitigation, Planning Preparedness, Dissemination of Early Warning for the vulnerable population, Emergency Response, Coordination of Relief and Post Disaster Activities in collaboration with other key agencies.
In order to facilitate the coordination and implement all DMC activities, Disaster Management Committees were established at District, Divisional, Grama Niladhari Wasams, across the country. Also District Disaster Management Coordination Units (DDMCU) were established in all districts to carry out Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities at the sub national level.
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 manmade disaster risks.