Local Government Profile
Eravur - Sri Lanka
Mr. Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana
Size : 4 sq.km sq km
Population : 0 - 37000
Leader Title : Chairman
Government Type : Eravur_Urban_Council
Hazards : Flood, Cyclone

Flood Control

To be compeleted
The main disaster in the area is floods.
– Risk reducing organization and coordination in place:
Progress and achievements – Dredging & cleaning up of clogged drainage systems
Plans - Continue with the people centered coordination mechanism and involvement of them in decision making, project implementation and monitoring process. Plan to have a network with neibouring urban and Pradeshiya Sabha's to jointly work on Disaster Risk Reduction activites. – Budget assigned:Progress and achievements – Emergency budget assigned by Urban Council
Plans – Develop an intergrated drainage system & reduce flooding – Risk assessment prepared:
Progress and achievements
- Plans - To finalise the flood maps and display at the city hall in a larger format. This would enable the citizens, developers and other relevant stakeholders to use for their own planning and development purposes. The risk assessment will be used to identify structural and non structural mitigation activities and for allocation of funds for implementation of the priortised activites by city or central governemt or with the assistance of external donor funds. The developed risk maps will be update periodically.
– Investment in risk reducing infrastructure:
Progress and achievements – By 2012 we intend to spend almost Rs. 30 million through NELSIP Project
Plans – Implementation of selected structural mitigation activities on availability of funds. Some of the proposed structural mitigation are already included in the 2011 proposed city budget and balance funds requested from the national budget through the Disaster Management Center
– Safe schools and health facilities:
Progress and achievements – Dengue prevention and awareness programs initiated
Plans - In Sri Lanka administration of schools not a mandate of local authorities. However, Eravur urban council plans to organize more awareness programs on disaster risk reduction activities in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Batticaloa District Disaster Management Coordinating unit.
– Risk-compliant building regulation and land use applied Status - 2 Progress and achievements
- Plans – Future constructions to conform to allowance of proper drainage facility and prevent obstructions of natural waterways & marshlands.
– Education programmes and training in place:
Progress and achievements – Implementation of awareness programmes within the community
Plans - Continuation of training programmes
– Ecosystems and natural buffers protected:
Progress and achievements – Creating an awareness of the importance of mangroves and other natural eco systems and their preservation to avoid destruction.Plans - To work closely with Coast Conservation Department and preservation of natural areas in Eravur. – Early warning systems installed:
Progress and achievements – DEWN system installed after the 2004 tsunami
Plans - City plans to have a community
– Needs-based (survivors) reconstruction:
Plans – Planned to implement the reconstruction activities according to the reconstruction guidelines which incorporated the disaster risk reduction measures.