Disastrous Floods around Sri Lanka
Floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 14 people in Sri Lanka and driven 80,000 from their homes, police and officials said Friday, as the country marked the 10th anniversary of the tsunami.
Police said at least 10 people were killed in mudslides in the central region where 38 people lost their lives in a similar disaster in late October. Four other people drowned in flooding triggered when authorities opened the sluice gates at a number of reservoirs to reduce pressure on their dams.
Authorities deployed troops to assist with relief operations for around 80,000 people whose homes were flooded or damaged by two days of unusually heavy rains. The meteorological department issued a severe weather warning over the floods, which came as Sri Lanka held commemorations for the 31,000 people killed there when the Asian tsunami hit in 2004.
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Preparatory Committee, Second Session, 17-18 November 2014
The preparatory committee’s second session was held from 17 to 18 November 2014 to approve the programme of work for the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
Duryog Nivaran played a leading role in the women’s major group where many topics were discussed including Gender Equality, Women’s Rights & Empowerment, Leadership and Training, Data Disaggregation, Participatory Ethical Processes. Duryog Nivaran was represented by Ramona Miranda.
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The 2nd Annual General Meeting
"The 2nd Annual General Meeting of Duryog Nivaran will be held on the 22nd of December 2014. All member are requested to attend via skype(address - dnsecretariat ).The meeting will commence at 3.30pm Sri Lankan time.