Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to mark 2012 National Safety Day in Badulla district
Thu, Dec 6, 2012, 10:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka will mark the National Safety Day, which was commemorated six years continuously since 2006, in Badulla district this year.

The National Safety Day was inaugurated following the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami on the Boxing Day of 2004 to commemorate the lives lost and to increase awareness among the public in such catastrophic disasters and educate them to prepare for such disasters.

Commemorative ceremonies have been held continuously for the past 6 years in Galle, Ratnapura, Kandy, Kurunegala, Jaffna and Batticaloa Districts respectively.

The Cabinet approved a proposal made by the Minister of Disaster Management Mahinda Amaraweera to commemorate the 2012 National Safety Day in Badulla District, in association with the relevant ministries and institutions.

According to statistics 35,322 people lost their lives in Sri Lanka and over 500,000 lost their homes when the island was struck by the tsunami resulted from the Indian Ocean earthquake in Indonesia on December 26, 2004.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Fitch places Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka on rating watch negative
-- [20 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Navy assists repatriation of four Tamil Nadu fishermen
-- [6 hours ago]
CPJ welcomes new probe into murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Prime Minister to visit New Zealand, India
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka slides down the ranks of Global Competitiveness this year
-- [8 hours ago]
Cinnamon Life announces launch of second residential tower 'The Suites at Cinnamon Life'
Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, adequate measures are in place to contain monetary expansion
U.S. supports cultural preservation of Sri Lanka's Galle Fort
Indian Minister's visit emphasizes the importance of Sri Lanka as trading and investment partner for India
Sri Lanka Navy accused of snapping Tamil Nadu fishermen's fishing nets

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.