40353-023: Sri Lanka Flood and Landslide Disaster Response | Asian Development Bank

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Flood and Landslide Disaster Response

Sovereign (Public) Project | 40353-023 Status: Closed

Sri Lanka was hit by severe Tropical Storm Roanu on 15 May 2016 causing widespread flooding and landslides in 22 out of the 25 districts of the country affecting 340,150 people.

There were also major landslides in two districts in Sabaragamuwa and Central Provinces. Many of the affected people in rural areas were among the most vulnerable in the country and have lost their homes and livelihood. In urban areas, there are growing health concerns as a result of the destruction of water and sanitation infrastructure. The United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) has informed Country Director, SLRM that $25milion are required for a short term humanitarian response based in initial assessments. The required amount is in additional to resources spent so far by the government.

Project Details

Project Officer
Jayasundara, Herathbanda South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Sri Lanka
Modality
  • Grant
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Sri Lanka Flood and Landslide Disaster Response
Project Number 40353-023
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0481-SRI: Sri Lanka Flood and Landslide Disaster Response
Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

Sri Lanka was hit by severe Tropical Storm Roanu on 15 May 2016 causing widespread flooding and landslides in 22 out of the 25 districts of the country affecting 340,150 people.

There were also major landslides in two districts in Sabaragamuwa and Central Provinces. Many of the affected people in rural areas were among the most vulnerable in the country and have lost their homes and livelihood. In urban areas, there are growing health concerns as a result of the destruction of water and sanitation infrastructure. The United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) has informed Country Director, SLRM that $25milion are required for a short term humanitarian response based in initial assessments. The required amount is in additional to resources spent so far by the government.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The situation and the scale of damages are beyond the capacity of the Government of Sri Lanka and its own agencies to meet the immediate expenses necessary to restore life-saving services to the affected population. The Government lacks fiscal space to meet the emergency expenses because of low revenue ratio, a high wage bill, and large interest payments for its debt. The fiscal deficit recorded 7.2% of GDP in 2015.

While the Government has decided not to declare a national emergency, the UNRC received a request from H.E. President Sirisena and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 19 May 2016 for the United Nations to activate the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Further, the Minister of Finance made an appeal for assistance to international donors at a meeting organized by the President's Office on 23 May 2016. ADB received a letter from the Government on 26 May 2016 seeking financial support for the purchase of emergency relief materials and supplies and restoration of community infrastructure and services.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Not Applicable
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Not Applicable
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Not Applicable
Involuntary Resettlement Not Applicable
Indigenous Peoples Not Applicable
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Not Applicable
During Project Implementation Not Applicable
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Not Applicable
Procurement Not Applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Jayasundara, Herathbanda
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Mass Media
The Secretariat Building
Colombo 01
Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 09 Jun 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Mar 2018

Grant 0481-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Jun 2016 13 Jun 2016 14 Jun 2016 13 Dec 2016 13 Jun 2017 30 Aug 2018
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 2.00 09 Jun 2016 2.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Jun 2016 2.00 0.00 100%

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