Colombo, Dec 26 (newsin.asia) – A two minute silence was maintained across Sri Lanka on Tuesday in order to respect the thousands of people who had been killed as massive tsunami waves struck the island in 2004, the Disaster Management Center said.
The two minute silence was held from 9.25 am to 9.27 am local time.
All state and private institutions were informed to mark the silence while the public was also notified.
The main commemoration ceremony was held at Peraliya in Hikkaduwa, in southern Sri Lanka,where one of the largest single rail disasters took place as a result of tsunami waves.
Commemoration events were also held in all 25 districts with the support of Divisional Secretariats and Divisional Disaster Management Centres.
One of the deadliest natural disasters to be recorded in history, the 2004 tsunami had reportedly killed 230,000 to 280,000 people in 14 countries.