Forum : “Are we prepared for Natural Disasters ?

Forum : “Are we prepared for Natural Disasters ?

The Department of Geography organized a Forum on “Are We Prepared for Natural Disasters ?” on 14th June 2016, at the M. B. Ariyapala Auditorium, Faculty of Arts, from 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm, in collaboration with the Land Division of the Ministry of Environment.

The theme of this Forum was “Are the professionals ready to face the challenges that emerge from the Disasters in Sri Lanka”. The main objective of this forum was to find an answer for the question raised by the general public. What is the role and the solutions University Academics, Professionals, and Planners can propose for such phenomenon ?


Presenter Theme
Mr. R.M.S. Bandara, Head, Landslide Research and Risk Management Division, National Building Research Organization Landslides; where we are? and where to go?
Mr. S. Premalal, Director, Research Training and Development, Meteorology Department Climate change and extreme events
Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation Colombo catchment; today and tomorrow

was followed by a Panel Discussion.

Participatory Institutions:


  • University of Colombo
  • Environment Ministry
  • National Building Research Organization
  • Meteorology Department
  • Urban Development Authority
  • Land Use Policy Planning Department
  • Disaster Management Center