Still no official estimates for tidal wave damage, Eyewitnesses say situation very bad

A tidal wave had hit Sri Lanka’s coastal regions killing hundreds and putting broad swathes of densely populated low lying areas under water. A tidal wave had hit Sri Lanka’s coastal regions killing hundreds and putting broad swathes of densely populated low lying areas under water. The Eastern Coast seems to be worst hit with authorities in Mutur reporting the recovery of over a hundred bodies.

The southern city of Galle has gone under ten feet of water. A journalist attached to Lanka Business Online who barely escaped the tidal wave has reported seeing floating bodies.

The southern city of Galle has gone under ten feet of water. A journalist attached to Lanka Business Online who barely escaped the tidal wave and took refuge in Galle town’s Lady Hill areas says water levels are now receding.

“People around me are in shock, because we can see floating bodies,” Niranji Jayewardene said speaking to LBO through her mobile phone. “Power and phone lines are out.”

From her vantage point on top of a parapet wall she reports seeing three bodies. She says eyewitnesses who ran up to the Lady Hill area are reporting widespread damage t