The national Disaster Management Council is an inter-instituional umbrella organization that has the mandate for the work done by the Department of Disaster Management.  Policies or new projects proposed by the NDMC must be presented by the chairman to the Cabinet for approval.

The National Disaster Management Cocuncil (NDMC) is organizated into Committees.  Each Committee is expected to have its ownsub-plan, which becomes part of the Natinal Disaster Management Plan.  The NDMC meets annully in June to review reports and work programmes and make recommendations to government regarding disaster management.