14 years after a monster Tsunami

14 years after a monster Tsunami

14 years after a monster Tsunami

Written by Sahani Wickramasinghe

26 Dec, 2018 | 1:58 pm

Colombo (News1st): On this day a magnitude of 9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, claiming the lives of over 250,000 people in fourteen countries, displacing millions more and decimated villages, towns, and cities entirely.

The earthquake was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. The direct results caused major disruptions to living conditions and commerce particularly in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand.

On the 26th December 2004 a force of nature claimed the lives of many of our brethren while ripping apart entire communities. However, it’s remembered as a day when our nation stood together as one community, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

14 years later while remembering our fallen brothers and sisters, we mark the National Safety Day.

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