Day2 Update 7 – Free Chat

From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

Sri Lanka Telecom is offering free calls to people who call over at their regional offices located in areas affected by a tidal wave that swept through the island on Sunday leaving over 14,000 dead and millions homeless. Sri Lanka Telecom is offering free calls to people who call over at their regional offices located in areas affected by a tidal wave that swept through the island on Sunday leaving over 14,000 dead and millions homeless. SLT regional offices in Galle, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ampara, Kalmunai, Vavuniya and Hambantota are offering free telephone facilities to the public to convey urgent messages to their relatives, friends, relief centres and hospitals.

“The public can also contacted Sri Lanka Telecom Operator Assisted service by dialling ‘101’ and be connected to relief center, hospitals, to obtain any information related to relief services,” SLT said Monday.

Tsunami waves had also knocked off SLT’s services in Tangalle, Hambantota and Matara.

Services in Hikkaduwa, Kosgaoda, Baddegama, Nagoda, Udugama, Habaraduwa, Matara, Kinniya, Wanela, Weerawila, Marawela, Gomarankadawala, Bentota, Beruwela and Payagala have been partially affected.

Tidal waves have wrecked havoc in this South Asia