U.S. and Sri Lankan Governments Discuss Disaster Preparedness ahead of South-Western Monsoons
Friday, August 24, 2018
U.S. and Sri Lankan governments discuss disaster preparedness
The outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, USAID Mission Director Reed Aeschliman, and USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) Regional Advisor met with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Irrigation, Water Resources Management, and Disaster Management to discuss the country’s preparedness ahead of the monsoon season. Topics included past and ongoing U.S. financial and technical assistance for disaster preparedness, management, and recovery. The USAID/OFDA Regional Advisor also met with government agencies, such as the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) and the Meteorological Department, and Sri Lankan and international humanitarian response experts to discuss improvements to disaster management systems and information sharing.