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Sri Lanka must provide international and regional disaster warning centres with a 24-hour, 365-day means of contact, say local experts. Sri Lanka must provide international and regional disaster warning centres with a 24-hour, 365-day means of contact, say local experts.

"The government
needs to designate specific contact points for these institutions to reach us in
the case of an emergency,
" said Prof. Rohan
Samarajiva, Executive Director, LIRNEasia,
Sri Lanka on Thursday.

"These contact
points must have a dedicated phone number that is manned even during public
holidays and weekends
," he pointed out speaking at the
discussion on setting up a multi-hazard warning system by the
Vanguard Foundation and