Tourist board launches evacuation programme, not sure of damage

Chief Regulatory Officer at CSE Renuke Wijayawardhane presenting the listing certificate to Executive Chairperson at Renuka Hotels Shibani Thambiayah

Sri Lanka’s tourism authorities send rescue vehicles to the Southern parts of the island, to transport tourists from tidal wave zones to safety in Colombo. Sri Lanka’s tourism authorities send rescue vehicles to the Southern parts of the island, to transport tourists from tidal wave zones to safety in Colombo. “We sent 20 vehicles to the South to pick up tourists from the Southern coastal areas and bring them to Colombo,” said Director General of the Sri Lanka Tourist Board, S Kalaiselvam.

Situation
Report

Sri Lanka declared a
national emergency on Sunday when tidal waves hit the Eastern and
Southern coasts of the island on Sunday December 26, 2004.

The death toll by
Sunday evening stood at 1,350 wi

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