The overarching objective of this activity is to reduce the landslide risk in poor communities who live in high hazard areas in Sri Lanka. The specific objective of this grant project is to identify specific mitigation measures including resettlement.
Two projects are implemented using this grant1. Community Landslides Risk Mitigation Project in Sri Lanka (completed)2. Nature-based Landslide
Risk Management Project in Sri Lanka (Phase II, ongoing)Main
tasks/activities are to conduct a
vulnerability assessment of the communities living in landslide prone areas,
and to develop an action plan for mitigating the risk in those communities. These
activities will provide critical information required by the government to start
a structured risk mitigation program, in which the World Bank will also be part
of. The target beneficiaries of the project are the
households living in the areas vulnerable to landslides. The National Building
Research Organization (NBRO) has identified that around 5200 families (around
25,000 people) live in landslides high risk areas and another 5700 families
(26,000 people) live in settlements with moderate landslide risk. Nearly 50% of
these households are vulnerable.