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The tsunami warning post located in Mundalama Udappuwa activated suddenly this morning triggering panic among the people in the area.

Tsunami warnings have been issued twice from this post since 10.21 this morning.

When inquired about the incident, Puttalam Disaster Management Centre Head Colonel Ranaweera said it was not a tsunami warning and it had happened due to a technical fault of the post.

The police and the Navy have taken steps to inform the people about the incident.(Jude Samantha)

  Comments - 20

  • sach Saturday, 01 June 2013 01:44 PM

    old joke

    sureshkumar Monday, 03 June 2013 11:22 AM


    mercy Sunday, 02 June 2013 05:32 AM

    well said Mr CROW

    Kakopappa Sunday, 02 June 2013 03:53 AM

    May be it's a tick of the government !

    weha Sunday, 02 June 2013 02:20 AM

    Well if people wana act like village folks in the face technology then they are just clearly stupid. you cannot expect a device to function accurately 100%. there can be malfunctions that is why maintanance is done regularly not sure if that happens in SL. anyways it is up to the officials to repair the thing and try to assure that it would work as intended.

    CROW Sunday, 02 June 2013 02:14 AM


    renu Sunday, 02 June 2013 01:50 AM

    Did they purchase from China Clapped out equipment , like the Norrochchole Power Plant?. Who is responsible mMinistry of Disater management or Ministry of Defence?

    IBNUABOO Saturday, 01 June 2013 03:50 PM

    This tsunami warning equipment which alert people when there was no tsunami , if real
    tsunami arrive will not activate to warn people

    Porky Pig Saturday, 01 June 2013 03:42 PM

    Typical Sri Lanka. These are installed by foreign companies and handed over to Sri Lanka. These are not maintained. See the state of SLTB buses, the railways, CEB's power station etc. It is the same sad story.

    Fair N Square Saturday, 01 June 2013 01:53 PM

    TRUE.. like the WOLF WOLF WOLF story.... that we learned when we were small.... thrice and then its stale...

    weha Saturday, 01 June 2013 06:40 AM

    Well right now there are more scary things than tsunamis things like big loans.

    Critic Roshan Saturday, 01 June 2013 08:31 AM

    Tomorrow by accidentally if Mr.T.Sunami arrives at Lanka coastal, will the Head of Puttalam Disaster Management reverse his decision? Was it a technical problem or an actual warning?

    Shan Saturday, 01 June 2013 08:14 AM

    I went to a Doctor and my fever was checked and gauged at 110 F to find that thermometer was out of order.

    Pubudu Saturday, 01 June 2013 07:42 AM

    Chines make Tsunami alarm ?

    John Kerry Saturday, 01 June 2013 07:40 AM

    Tiger Tiger Tiger case when the real warning his trigered no one will believe... End of Sri Lanka Coast Area then

    Perumal Saturday, 01 June 2013 07:26 AM

    This is an international conspiracy! China, Iran, Pakistan, Uganda etc. not involved.

    ANTON Saturday, 01 June 2013 07:30 AM


    Porky Pig Saturday, 01 June 2013 07:17 AM

    It was warning regarding the economic tsunami.

    KABAB Saturday, 01 June 2013 06:49 AM

    Which equipment is functioning properly in Sri Lanka? All technical faults. Joke

    Grace Saturday, 01 June 2013 06:47 AM

    In future if there is an actual tsunami warning, people will not take it seriously.

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