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02 Dec 2019 description

1. Introduction

The Department of Examinations (DoE) will conduct the General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (G.C.E. O/L) 2019 examination in Sri Lanka from 2nd to 12th December 2019. 717,008 candidates will sit for the examination across 4987 examination centers island-wide. 541 coordinating centers are in operation to manage the examination centers. For the period of the exams, 38 educational divisions have been established.

04 Jun 2019 description


Shelter Projects 2017–2018 has been written by practitioners for practitioners to help them understand what worked and what did not work in previous shelter responses. In a world where global humanitarian shelter needs greatly exceed the capacities and resources of agencies to support those people requiring assistance, there is a clear need to learn from the past so that we can better respond in the future.

22 Jan 2019 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam defines resilience as ‘the ability of women and men to realize their rights and improve their wellbeing despite shocks, stresses and uncertainty’.

29 Jun 2018 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2,060,682 Swiss francs (no change to the initial budget) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) in delivering assistance and support to 62,000 families (310,000 people), which increased from 8,000 families for 19 months. The revised operation focuses on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and National Society (NS) capacity building. This revised Emergency Appeal results in a funding gap of 263,180 Swiss Francs.

13 Apr 2018 description

Colombo – USAID and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, this week handed over new transitional homes to 120 families affected by the May 2017 floods and landslides in the Rathnapura district of Sri Lanka.

The homes, which were built by IOM in Dombagammana village over the past three months, will house some 445 people, including 194 children. The families either lost their homes to floods and landslides or were unable to return home due to the ongoing risk of landslides.

02 Mar 2018 description

A ceremony to donate 300 tonnes of rice to Sri Lanka’s flood victims was held by the government and the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) on 24 February at Pinlekoethwe rice mill in Dagon Seikkan Indistrial Zone.

Dr Than Myint, Union Minister for the Commerce Ministry, and other officials, along with Mr. K.W.N.D Karunaratne, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Myanmar, and officials from the MRF attended the event.

The donation is a humanitarian aid for victims of the flood and landslide in May 2017, which killed more than 200 people and rendered 600,000 homeless.

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2017, South Asia was impacted by large-scale natural and human-caused disasters.

24 Jan 2018 description

This report evaluates the impact of the natural disasters and extreme weather events that occurred worldwide during 2017 and provides an overview of global economic losses.