Symposium Programme

16th - 18th March 2020, Cinnamon Grand, Colombo,
Sri Lanka

Day 1

Welcome Keynote address followed by the dinner and the cultural show

Day 2

Keynote address (1 & 2) followed by the technical sessions

Day 3

Keynote address (3 & 4) followed by the technical sessions, and Technical Field Visit

Dr Srinivasa Kumar Tummala

Head of The International Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO)
Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS)


Dr Harkunti Rahayu

The International Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO)
Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS) ICG/IOTWMS WG 1 on Tsunami Risk Community Awarenes and Preparedness)


Professor Priyan Dias

Senior Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka


Dr Ananada Mallawathanthri

Country Representative
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Sri Lanka

Special Features

An IOC-UNESCO inter-sessional meeting of ICG/IOTWMS Working Group 1: Tsunami Risk, Community Awareness and Preparedness

Official launch of the Standard Operating Procedures for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in Sri Lanka – Disaster Management Centre, Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka national and local DRR Strategies launch

Meeting of the Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP), which was established through partnership between Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
(Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka)

Panel discussions on emerging challenges in Tsunami and Multi-Hazard Early Warning

Poster competition for school children on Early Warning

Discussions on most up to date research updates in related areas

Important Dates


Abstract submission deadline: 30th January 2020


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