South Asian countries will look at setting up a pre-warning system against tsunamis, for the SAARC region, next week. South Asian countries will look at setting up a pre-warning system against tsunamis, for the SAARC region, next week. “SAARC countries will discuss how the region can set up its own pre-warning system this time,” said Thilak Ranaviraja, Commissioner of Essential Services on Thursday.
SAARC(South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation) member countries are due to meet up next Monday to discuss a variety of subjects ranging from trade to technological cooperation.
Now, the latest on the agenda, is a regional pre-warning system against tsunamis.
So far no South Asian country has the required systems in place to avoid a repetition of Sunday’s destruction.
In fact out of the 11 countries affected by the killer waves on Sunday, only Thailand belongs to a pre-warning system.
But with the death toll still climbing from 70,000, South Asia wants control of its own sense of security.
“A pre-warning system against things like this (tsunamis), are very expensive. It will be very di