Silence observed as 17 years marked since Boxing Day Tsunami

Today (26) marks the 17th anniversary of the catastrophic tsunami that claimed many lives.

Also, National Safety Day falls today (26) to commemorate the people who lost their lives in the tsunami disaster and various disasters in the country.

The main commemoration ceremony was held at the Paraliya Tsunami Memorial in Galle this morning (26) adhering to Health Guidelines, the Disaster Management Center said.

The Disaster Management Center urged the general public to observe a two minute silence from 9.25 am to 9.27 am today in memory of the Sri Lankans who lost their lives in the tsunami disaster and various other disasters.

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