Local Government Profile
Balangoda - Sri Lanka
 
 
Mr. M.N.G. Weerasinghe, Chairman
MAYOR
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Website of the city : www.searchbalangoda.com
Size : 16.2 Sqkm sq km
Population : 0 - 23,580
Hazards : Land Slide
ROLE MODEL CITY

Multiple Hazard Risk Reduction

HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY PROFILE
Balangoda Urban Council located in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Its 143 km away from Colombo and 43 km away from Rathnapura. It is the one of biggest towns of the Rathnapura District which is one of the two districts belonging to Sabaragamuwa Province.
Technical Officer's of the Urban Council were trained on disaster resilient housing designs. The guidelines developed by the NBRO were used in approving housing and building constructions on areas prone to landslides.According to the recent circulr issued by the Ministry of Disaster Mangement, planning committee for building construction seek prior recommendation certificate from the NBRO, if the land is prone to landslides. This would reduced the landslide risk and threat in the citizens in the area.
DISASTER AND RISK REDUCTION ACTIVITIES
Awareness programs were conducted with the assistance of Ministry of Education and Provincial Ministry of Education. Especially in the areas of epidemics, Fire, road accidents etc