Tomorrow is the Sixth Tsunami anniversary which caused massive devastation to the country and also killed about 45,000 people.
It was exactly on December 26th 2004 that thousands of lives were lost due to the massive waves which struck several coastal areas.. Devastation was caused to the country on a large scale within several minutes. However, the nation did not bow down to the waves that ravaged the earnings of the people. The unity of the nation helped to rebuild the areas that were shattered by the Tsunami. Mahinda Rajapaksa who was serving as Prime Minister during that period took the innocent coastal polity towards the development track. It was he who supported them to improve their livelihoods. Sri Lanka has now entered a new path experiencing development after the total eradication of terrorism.
In this development drive, it is with gratitude that the nation remembers over 45,000 thousand who became victims in the Tsunami calamity. They would be remembered with gratitude for two minutes beginning from 9.25 am tomorrow. It is also declared as National Safety Day. The Tsunami Commemoration National ceremony making a firm pledge that such disasters would not recur, will be held at the Weerasingham Hall in Jaffna from tomorrow morning.