A special train, in which Buddhist monks chant pirith to remember the tragic train incident at Peraliya on tsunami day, left Colombo Fort Railway Station at 6.50 am on December 26.
The train No 50 that left Colombo was destroyed due to tsunami at 9.22 am at Paraliya six years ago.
The special train with the same No 50 engine will leave for Peraliya with the Buddhist monks and a special religious ceremony held to remember the railway workers and people who died in the tsunami disaster in 2004.
The 2004 tsunami caused by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake under the Indian Ocean near the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra affected 13 districts in Sri Lanka on a bright sunny morning taking the beach goers, tourists, fishermen, and residents near the shore without a warning.
Sri lanka Lost 40 000+ Lives and approximately 500 000+ displaced...
The earthquake and resulting tsunami affected many countries in Southeast Asia and beyond, including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, the Maldives, Somalia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Seychelles and others. Many other countries... according to reports 283,100 killed and 1,126,900 people displaced from 2004 tsunami.
The sixth anniversary of the tsunami tragedy