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Thursday 22 December 2005

Sri Lanka to commemorate tsunami victims on Dec. 26

The Sri Lankan government is to hold a special commemorative program in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the tsunami catastrophe on Dec. 26, Daily News reported Thursday. President Mahinda Rajapakse will attend the event which will also coincide with the launch of the "Jayalanka" program to accelerate rehabilitation of the displaced victims.

A two-minute silence is also to be observed islandwide at 9:30 a.m. local time. During the period, all citizens are requested to stop whatever activity they are engaged in and remember those who lost their lives in the catastrophe and commit their dedication towards rebuilding the nation.


Source: Xinhua via People's Daily Online
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