President Sirisena Observes Two Minute Silence At Presidential Secretariat To Commemorate Tsunami Victims

President Maithripala Sirisena observed a 2 minute silence today at the Presidential Secretariat to commemorate the victims of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004.

Before observing silence, President Sirisena said that it was important to commemorate Tsunami victims as a nation. 

Several Ministers and Provincial Councilors representing the SLFP also joined the President on the occasion. 

Sri Lanka today commemorated the victims of Tsunami which claimed around 40,000 in coastal parts of the country, according to official statistics. Scores went missing while hundreds of thousands of people were rendered homeless. 

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