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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2737

Tsunami commemoration in Stockholm

Stockholm, 29 December, (Asiantribune.com): An exhibition organized by the Stockholm Museum of Ethnography in coommemoration of the 3rd anniversary of tsunami desaster was declared open by the chrage´ d´ Affaires of the Sri Lanka Embassy Mrs.Shanthi Sudusinghe on 26th December 2007. One minute silence was observed in respest of the victims of the tsunami before the innogaration.Mrs.Shanthi Sudusinghe,  Chrage´ d´ Affaires of the Sri Lanka Embassy  in Stockholm with Mr. Anders Björklund, the Director of the Ethnography Museum.Mrs.Shanthi Sudusinghe, Chrage´ d´ Affaires of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Stockholm with Mr. Anders Björklund, the Director of the Ethnography Museum.

"After the tsunami" is an exhibition dealing with life after the disaster and on building hope for the future.The exhibition presents children who were affected by the tsunami from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, thailand and Sweden. Their stories and items connected with them make this exhibition a place for reflection, focusing on solidarity between children and young people in Sweden and other countries.

While thanking the international community for the support extended towards Sri Lanka for the activities of restoration of livelihoods, Mrs. Sudusinghe mentioned that this catastrophe had brought the world closer in a spirit of common humanity. Mr. Anders Björklund, the Director of the Ethnography Museum, stated that the aim of this educational exhibition is to help strengthening young people’s sense of solidarity on current humanitarian and social issues in the world.

“After the tsunami” has been produced jointly by Save the Children, Östasiatiska Musem, Museum of Ethnography, Riksutsällningar and Diakonia. This educational exhibition is open for public till 27.04.2008.

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