Minister of Disaster Management Mahinda Amaraweera states that human activities have caused a majority of disasters, some of which are even being experienced up to date.
Minister Amaraweera’s comments in this regard came during the commemoration of the National Safety Day, which was observed concurrent to the commemoration of the 2004 tsunami tragedy, which got underway at the auditorium of the Badulla-Uwa province library, with the participation of Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa & several other dignitaries.
Moreover, two minutes silence was observed from 9.25 to 9.27 am this morning, in memory of those who had perished during the 2004 disaster which claimed the lives of almost 45,000 persons.
Speaking here Minister Amaraweera had this to say.
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa who also addressed those gathered at the occasion gave reasons for the delays experienced in his arrival.
In related developments the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital states that it is in possession of information pertaining to around 100 individuals who had been killed during the tsunami tragedy, whose identities have not yet been established.
According to the Director of the hospital, Dr. Shelton Perera the relatives of the deceased are still able to identify their kin, should they decide to visit the hospital.