National Tsunami Simulation Exercise today

The National Tsunami Simulation Exercise will be conducted in parallel to the Regional Tsunami Simulation Exercise at 8.30 a.m today. The National Tsunami Simulation Exercise will cover 14 districts, Irrigation, Water Resources and Disaster Management Minister Duminda Dissanayake said.

During the programme, warnings will be issued through all the 77 Tsunami towers around the country and simulation programmes will be conducted in the Hikkanduwa, Ninthavur and Muhudubadapattu Divisional Secretariat Divisions in the Galle, Ampara and Mulaitivu districts. This is just a rehearsal and the minister requested the public in those areas not to panic due to the warnings issued.

Minister Dissanayake further said the officials and the relevant authorities in these areas have been informed in this regard.

About 28 countries in the region will conduct the simulation exercise around the same time today.


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