Climate Zones and Risk Exposure of Sri Lanka’s 9 Provincial Capitals
4 July 2019

Sri Lanka’s Provincial Capitals are exposed to a variety of climate risks, with landslides and floods being the most severe. The severity of these risks has resulted in Sri Lanka ranking 4th in the 2018 Global Climate Risk Index. The Disaster Management Database records historical disaster events and captures data at the divisional administrative level, which in the majority of the 9 Provincial Capitals, cover a similar area to the Municipal Council boundaries. Here is an overview of the current risks affecting the 9 Provincial Capitals.


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