It has been exactly seven years since the devastating tsunami wreaked havoc in the island and left bitter memories in the hearts and minds of those living especially along the coastal line of Sri Lanka.
A commemoration ceremony in memory of those who perished in the Tsunami at Peraliya was held today for the seventh consecutive year. The ceremony was held at the site where an ill fated train was washed away by the tidal waves.
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.
Although development and reconstruction has taken place, since the dreaded Tsunami, the shattered lives and hearts of those affected would take much longer to mend.
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