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Early Warning Dissemination

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DMC will be the main focal point responsible for coordinating early warning, along with the relevant technical agencies and Technical Committees, its dissemination and for ensuring last mile dissemination of same. The Multi Hazard Early Warning Dissemination Division of the DMC will be in constant coordination with all technical agencies responsible for natural and man-made hazards, and in instances of any imminent disaster it will take action to inform the responsible officers for onward communication to the sub-national levels and communities

Key Responsibilities

• Maintaining and operating Early Warning Towers and other early warning dissemination equipments
• Dissemination of Early Warning Messages and ensure the receipt at remote vulnerable villagers.
• Co-ordination of donor assistance to strengthen capacity of technical agencies for early warning
• Working out strategy and policy in the given area of activity
• Initiating awareness on activities related to early warning among the various agencies and public
• Guiding District Disaster Management Units in coordinating and implementing warning dissemination related activities in the Province, district, Local Authority, Division, Grama Niladhari and community levels

Other Responsibilities

• Establish coordination with the local technical agencies responsible for forecasting different hazards,
• Establish a reliable communication system (telephones, radio communication etc.) from technical agencies to the Emergency operating centre(EOC) and to Provincial / District Control Rooms directly or through (EOC)). Ensure redundancy by having alternative communication systems in place in case of breakdowns in the main system.
• Have the system established with media and ensure dissemination of information through same.
• Create awareness among communities and all concerned including Police on the communication system in use for early warning and what immediate actions to be taken, especially on rapid onset disasters.

Multi Hazard Early Warning Tower Loacations

Number Location District
1 Arfath Muslim College, Egodauyana, Moratuwa Colombo
2 Lunawa Hospital, Egodauyana South, Moratuwa Colombo
3 St. Stephen's Church, Negombo Town Gampaha
4 Preethipura Childrens Home, Palliyawatta North Gampaha
5 Don Bosco Headquarters, Dungalpitiya Gampaha
6 Basiyawatta Primary School, Basiyawatta Gampaha
7 St. Mary’s Church-Maggona, Kaluthara Kaluthara
8 Army Camp, Nalluruwa, Panadura Kaluthara
9 Tangarine Beach Hotel, Kaluthara North Kaluthara
10 Abhinawaramaya, Beruwala Kaluthara
11 St .Sebestian Church, Katukurunda. Kaluthara
12 G/Vidyaloka College, Galle Galle
13 G/Shariputhra Maha Vidyalaya, Ahangama, Galle
14 G/Sri Devananda College-Ambalangoda, Galle
15 Cost Conservation Department, Regional Office Unawatuna Galle
16 Rathnodayaramaya, Rathgama Junction, Rathgama. Galle
17 Purana Totagamu Ratpath Rajamaha Viharaya, Telwatta Galle
18 Muslim Vidyalaya, Kirinda Hambantota
19 Wijesundararamaya, Danketiya, Tangalle Hambantota
20 Police Station, Hambantota Hambantota
21 Police Station, Tangalla Hambantota
22 Fisheries Port, Kudawella Hambantota
23 Fisheries Port, Godavaya, Ambalantota Hambantota
24 Oruwella, Rekawa, Netolpitiya Hambantota
25 Vehera 09, Bata Atha South, Hungama Hambantota
26 Sanath Jaysooriya Stadium, Matara Mathara
27 Police Station-Weligama Mathara
28 Police Station-Dikwella Mathara
29 Fisheries harbour, Mirissa Mathara
30 Puranawella fisheries harbour, Devinuwara Mathara
31 Raja Maha Viharaya , Polhena Mathara
32 Ariyapura Fisheries Village, Kadawatha, Vennappuwa Puttlam
33 Rural Hospital, Udappuwa Puttlam
34 Barudelpola, Kudamaduwella Mahawewa Puttlam
35 Samudragiri Vihara, Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya Road, PothuvilSingapura, Pottuvil Ampara
36 DS Office, Thirukkovil - 02, Thirukkovil Ampara
37 New Play Ground Road, Karaitivu -04, Karaitivu Ampara
38 Cassim Road, Kalmunaikudy - 10, Kalmunai Ampara
39 Hospital Road, Ninthavur -04, Ninthavur Ampara
40 Beach Road, Sainthamaruthu -10, Sainthamaruthu Ampara
41 Uriyan Kaddu, Vakarai, Batticaloa Batticaloa

Organization Information

Disaster Management Centre

Vidya Mawatha,

Colombo 07.

Telephones:011-2136136 , 011-2136222, 0112 670 002, 117
Fax Nos:0112-670079,

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