Dec 26, 2017

13th anniversary of tsunami is today

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the Asian tsunami that killed more than 35,000 people in Sri Lanka alone.

Commemorative events are taking place at district level to remember those who died in the incident on 26 December 2004.

A main religious activity will take place at tsunami memorial at Peraliya, where more than 1,500 were killed when the train carrying them was caught up in the waves.