Tsunami drill today

12 July 2010 08:04 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Gandhya Senanayake


The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) will conduct a tsunami drill today in coastal areas vulnerable to tsunamis, DMC Director Brigadier (ret) N. B Weragama told Daily mirror online.

He added that the drill will be conducted in 14 coastal districts at 3pm this afternoon .

The scheduled drill is aimed at preparing the public for any eventuality in tsunami prone areas including Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Ampara, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Jaffna Puttalam, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Mannar

The Disaster Management Centre requested the public not to panic and to contact the DMC to clarify any details regarding the drill. 

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  • roshan raz Tuesday, 13 July 2010 04:00 AM

    does this drill includes post tsunami activities such as collecting funds and commision on compensations etc etc ...

    Nalin Tuesday, 13 July 2010 05:27 AM

    People are sure to panic as not enough publicity has
    been given.

    Lional De Alwis Tuesday, 13 July 2010 06:02 AM

    U r correct Nalin,,,weather outside also looks gloomy and dull,,,,,they should have given more details on the drill...


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