The Vanguard Foundation and LIRNEasia held an Expert Consultation, on January 26th 2005 (Crystal Room, Taj Hotel, Colombo Sri Lanka) to obtain views and ideas on a national all-hazards warning system for Sri Lanka.
Four presentations were made, providing a broad framework for discussion with participants, to provide input for a concept paper that Vanguard Foundation and LIRNEasia will produce, with recommendations for such a system. This draft concept paper will be available on the web for public comment in the first week of February.
The presentations can be viewed by following the links:
What Lessons from the 2004 Tsunami?
Dr Harsha de Silva, LIRNEasia
National Warning System Parameters
Prof. Peter Anderson, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Governance and Implementation of a National All Hazards Warning System
Malathy Knight-John, LIRNEasia/Institute of Policy Studies
The Role of the Communications Industry in a National All Hazards Warning System
Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, LIRNEasia
Dr. Catherine Hickson, Geological Survey of Canada