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Workshop on Disaster Resilient Practices for Constructions in Hilly Areas

October 2012, Balangoda, Sri Lanka. An awareness programme on “Disaster Resilient Practices for sustainable constructions” for local government officers, technical personnel and the general public was held in Balangoda recently. The workshop is a key output of the project ‘Disaster Resilient City Development Strategies for Sri Lankan Cities’ funded by the Government of Australia, being ...

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World Habitat Day 2012

  The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. This year, World Habitat Day will be celebrated on 1 October 2012. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all, to adequate shelter. It is also intended ...

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Rehabilitation and Flood Mitigation of “Dorawela Oya” in Balangoda Town Commences with Community Participation

15th August 2012, Balangoda, Sri Lanka: The rehabilitation of Dorawela Oya (stream) in Balangoda town commenced on Thursday 15th August 2012 with a community driven “Shramadana” (clean-up operation). The rehabilitation of the polluted “Dorawela Oya” stream, which is an important water source for Balangoda town, is a key initiative under the project “Disaster Resilient City ...

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Australian High Commissioner Visits Housing Project in the North.

May 30, 2012, Killinochchi, Sri Lanka. The Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Robyn Mudie, visited villages in Killinochchi and Vavuniya districts on 30th May 2012. During her visit she met conflict affected families who are repairing and rebuilding their homes through the project “Support to Conflict Affected People through Housing”. Mrs. R. ...

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Regional workshop on Climate Change and Decentralization

Regional workshop on Climate Change and Decentralization May 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka. A two day regional workshop on Climate Change and Decentralization was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on the 8th and 9th of May 2012 at Hotel Galadari. Organized by UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, in partnership with MaRGG, Management Resources for ...

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Housing Recovery Initiative Supports Families to Rebuild in Mullaitivu District, North of Sri Lanka

February 2012, Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka. A delegation from the European Union visited Koolamurippu village in Mullaitivu district recently to discuss housing progress with conflict affected families who are reconstructing their homes. Koolamurippu is one of 60 villages in the Northern Province that has received funding through the housing recovery initiative “Support to Conflict Affected People ...

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Reconstruction of Three Thousand War Damaged Houses Under Way in Northern Sri Lanka with Funding From the European Union, Australian Government and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation

Reconstruction of Three Thousand War Damaged Houses Under Way in Northern Sri Lanka with Funding From the European Union, Australian Government and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation 22 February 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: A partnership between the European Union, the Australian Government, the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) and the United Nations Human ...

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Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC Provides gifts to Tsunami Affected Families

Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, a leading ceramic ware producer in Sri Lanka has provided a ceramic gift pack each to two hundred and forty eight (248) Tsunami affected families from Moratuwa, Dehiwala and Ratmalana in the Colombo District. These families have relocated themselves in the hinterland of the Kalutara District and are constructing their homes under ...

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