The Disaster Management Centre will hold a tsunami drill in the coastal areas today.
The scheduled exercise will be aimed at preparing the public for any eventuality in tsunami prone areas including Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Ampara, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Jaffna, Puttalam, Kilinochchi, Mulaitivu and Mannar.
The Disaster Management Centre said the drill will be conducted in 4 phases. In the first phase, the information received by the Met. Department will be disseminated to the Centre. The Disaster Management Centre will educate the public on using the warning towers, telephones, internet and SMS. The rehearsal also includes evacuating people to safer areas.
The Centre has requested the public not to panic.