- Published on Monday, 26 December 2011 08:39
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Sri Lankans will commemorate thousands of people who were killed by 2004 Boxing Day tragedy today.
A two minute silence will be observed nationwide today at 9.25 am to remember over 40,000 people killed by the tsunami that hit Sri Lanka in 2004.
Prime Minister D M Jayaratne will participate in the main ceremony which is to be held at 9am at Kaththankudiya, in the Batticaloa district.
According to Disaster Management Centre (DMC) officials, a number of programmes have been put in place to remember over 35,000 people who died in 2004 tsunami.
He said the public are requested to observe 2 minutes silence from 9.25am to 9.27am today in remembrance of the victims.
He said that a tsunami parade, an Arts contest and religious ceremonies have been organized in line with the national ceremony today with the participation of a large number of schoolchildren and parents. He also said that in addition to the national ceremony 25 districtwise ceremonies will also be held today in each district.