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Tuesday 29 March 2005

Sri Lanka - report, 3.00 a.m.

From Angelo Embuldeniya
This just came to via sms from a paramedic at Kalmunai hospital on the East Coast of SL:

2 people have died during evacuations in the East, one was an elderly lady in Kalmunai and the other was a young child in Mavadippalli. The first death happened when the elderly citizen was fleeing to higher ground and the child died during a lorry accident a few hours ago. Many residents have relocated themselves at Puliyanthivu while others have keept watch for any incoming waves on a bridge called the 'White Bridge' in Batticloa.
According to an SLBC radio report [2.30 am sl time], people near Moratuwa are going to the sea shore to keep a watch out for tidal waves.

Sanjay Senanayake (Morquendi) in Colomobo confirms via chat:
i got a call from moratuwa...
a friend said that some people were heading down to the beach...
but a very very small number only...
a majority of the people were heading inland...
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