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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2529

Sri Lanka: Two minutes silence for those perished in Tsunami

Colombo, 26 December, ( Sri Lanka government has request the public to observe two minutes silence from 9.25 to 9.27 a.m. Today.

This two minutes’ silence is being held to remember all those who perished during the tsunami disaster two years ago.

Places of worship belonging to all religions are expected to ring their bells from 9.25 a.m. to 9.27 a.m.

Temples, kovils, mosques and churches around the island have organized religious observances to mark the second anniversary of the tsunami.

All motor vehicles, except ambulances on operational duty, are also expected to stop running during this period. Horns should not be operated.

On December 26th of the year 2004 the deadliest tsunami in the history of the world hit Sri Lanka, triggered by a massive earthquake of moment magnitude 9.0--the largest earthquake recorded worldwide in 40 years. The total death toll in Sri Lanka was greater than 31,000.

- Asian Tribune -

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