JICA Sri Lanka launches Disaster Risk Reduction movie

Chief Representative of JICA Sri Lanka Office Yamada Tetsuya presenting a copy of the movie on “Disaster Risk Reduction” produced by JICA Sri Lanka to Minister of Irrigation and State Minister of National Security & Disaster Management Chamal Rajapaksa during a ceremony held recently at the “Nila Medura”, Narahenpita.

The launching ceremony of the movie on “Disaster Risk Reduction” produced by JICA Sri Lanka was held recently at the “Nila Medura” Narahenpita under the patronage of Minister of Irrigation and State Minister of National Security & Disaster Management Chamal Rajapaksa.

The movie highlights the several past and present JICA’s cooperation in Sri Lanka related to disaster management and disaster risk reduction.

Yamada Tetsuya, Chief Representative of JICA Sri Lanka Office speaking at the ceremony recalled the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 that killed over fifteen thousand people which prompted Japan to take many counter measures to reduce/mitigate natural disasters.

He highlighted the importance of measures at disaster risk reduction for the world to become a safe and peaceful place for all the people.

N.H.N.Chithrananda, the Secretary of the Ministry and Pradeep Yasaratne, District Secretary of Colombo,, all heads of the government institutions related to disaster management and divisional secretaries of Colombo district participated in the event.

 

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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