306-i. Memorandum: SEA proposal for reconstruction planning - Sri Lanka

In January 2005, the NCEA advised on the setup of an SEA and a draft MoU for post-tsunami reconstruction works in Sri Lanka. Later, in March, the NCEA also issued a so called 'advice of the secretariat', in which it presented an adapted draft SEA proposal and draft MoU, based on comments that it received on earlier versions.

Advisory reports and other documents

29 Jan 2005: Memorandum
Proposed set-up for an SEA for Post Tsunami Reconstruction Planning-Sri Lanka
02 Mar 2005: Memorandum
Project proposal for SEA for reconstruction planning-Sri Lanka

Significant details

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) of Sri Lanka decided that an SEA should be executed for post-tsunami reconstruction works. The NCEA was contacted to assist the CEA in this venture and to provide the necessary expertise for this SEA. The NCEA submitted an advice to the CEA on how to set up this SEA, including a draft MoU for cooperation of the NCEA and the Environmental Ministry (MENR) which was envisaged to implement the SEA. Both MENR and the task force coordinating the reconstruction works (TAFREN) however had comments on this advice. The CEA therefore asked the NCEA to reformulate the SEA setup, incorporating MENR's and TAFREN's comments.

The NCEA drafted an advice of the secretariat presenting:

  • A draft proposal for the SEA in a concise version for TAFREN;
  • A draft proposal for the SEA in an elaborate version for MENR;
  • A standalone draft version of an MoU between the NCEA and the agency designated to implement the proposed structures.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Technical secretary: Reinoud Post

Further details

Country: Sri Lanka

Last modified: 16 May 2019