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Crime Violence Prevention

clock2016-11-21 | Colombo
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Policy Overview

Policy Title
Crime Violence Prevention
City
Colombo
Country
Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of
Region
South Asia
Implementation Period
  • - Status : Planned
  • - Start : 1997
  • - Completion :
Themes
  • - Housing
  • - Social inclusiveness and Well-being
  • - Other
Stakeholders / Partners
Colombo Municipal Council

Relatated Sustainable Development Goals:

  • - Goal 1 : End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • - Goal 11 : Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • - Goal 16 : Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Background, Challenges & Objectives

Background
Colombo city, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka is divided to six administrative districts with Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) being the largest local authority and one of the oldest in Southeast Asia. The main safety issues in Colombo city include robbery/armed robbery, housebreaking, assault, vandalism and theft.
Crime rate is particularly high in underserved settlement that lack basic services. The population in those areas account for more than 50 percent of the total population with many not having access to education, healthcare, landownership, and other basic social services. With most of the underserved settlements located near water areas, other safety issues arise such as unsecured housing due to frequent flooding. These areas also feature poor sewage systems, poor sanitation and solid waste disposal facilities that threatens the life of the community.

Objectives
Developing of infrastructure within underserved settlements and improving underserved settlements within city

Policy Details

Actions & Implemention

Actons
In its plan to address safety issues, Colombo Municipal Council has as target group the people living in underserved settlements, focusing on the northern part of the city.

Implementation
Among the policies taken to promote safety in Colombo were the allocation of an annual budget of Rs. 4 million for each member the Under Municipal Council (total Rs. 212 million) for the purpose of infrastructure development within underserved settlements. Another Rs. 200 million is allocated from the annual budget for the improvement of these areas, which is directly handled by the Mayor of the city.

Impact and Replication

Impacts                                                                              
50% of the population in Colombo City live in under served settlements. Majority of them do not pay rates. However they contribute to the economy. They were marginalised earlier. To get over that problem, this 1million program initiated in 1997. letter it was expanded to 4 million in 2015, Therefore now they are inclusive in development. common facilities for their well being such as community centers, playgrounds, dispensaries, funeral parlors, public toilets etc. are being constructed addition, to ensure their safety, foot paths within settlements were improved and street lights were installed.                                                                                                                                           Replication                                                                                
As a result of this initiative funds were also given for this area's development by the central government and provincial government with the initiative of Hon. Ministers, Hon. Parliamentarians and Provincial Councilors.

Budget & Resources Allocated

Under Municipal Council members allocation from the annual budget of the Council Rs.4 Million for each member (Total Rs. 212 Million) is allocated for the developments of infrastructure within underserved settlements.

Rs. 200 Million is allocated from the Annual budget for improvements of underserved settlements within the city which is directly handled by the Mayor.

Source of information 
Safer Cities Knowledge Exchange Seminar – November 17-19, 2015 – Seoul, Korea

Further Information & Media

www.cmc.lk
www.mc.gov.lk

Contact Information

  • Thushari Manjula Idampitiya
  • Chief District Enginee[Colombo Municipal Council]
  • manjulaidam@yahoo.co.uk
  • E-mail : manjulaidam@yahoo.co.uk/ Tel : 94112447128

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