COTTON, A.P., 1984. WEDC training programmes in Sri Lanka. IN: Cotton, A. and Pickford, J. (eds). Water and sanitation in Asia and the Pacific: Proceedings of the 10th WEDC International Conference, Singapore, 28-31 August 1984, pp.218-221.
This paper describes the format and development of three extended training programmes in water supply, waste disposal and sanitation which have been carried out in Sri Lanka over the period 1981 - 1984.
It is concluded that professional training for graduate and senior engineers is best carried out centrally, but that training of supervisors of rural construction schemes should be devolved as far as is possible down to district level to be effective.
This is a conference paper.
ODA and the British council funded the programmes discussed in this paper.