What is a Tsunami?
Census on the Tsunami Victims in Matara District
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A tsunami (pronounced tsoo-nah-mee) is a wave train, or series of waves, generated in a body of water by an impulsive disturbance that vertically displaces the water column. Earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, explosions, and even the impact of cosmic bodies, such as meteorites, can generate tsunamis. Tsunamis can savagely attack coastlines, causing devastating property damage and loss of life. more

The University of Ruhuna launched a census to find out the detail of the victims of the Matara District. The survey was done by University staff together with divisional secretaries and Grama Niladharis.

Tsunami Disaster in Sri Lanka

Centre for Relief ,Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Studies (CRRRS)


Tsunamis, caused by one of the biggest earthquakes ever, hit our small island on Sunday, December 26, 2004. Coastal areas of Sri Lanka have been destroyed by Tsunami sweeping innocent people and properties without any warning whatsoever. Thousands of people have died; many more have been injured; more than a million are homeless. The whole country is in shock, trying to cope with this catastrophe of unprecedented magnitude

The University of Ruhuna  being the intellectual pulse and brain trust of the South of the country, established a Centre for Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Studies on the 10th January, 2005 with a view to maintaining relevant data bases, conducting appropriate  studies and censuses and  providing necessary  information, expertise, advice and guidance for relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction programmes in the region.

Statistics of  Tsunami Crisis in Sri Lanka

The statistics of persons affected by the Tsunami as at 3rd January 2005
This statistics are taken from  District Secretariats)



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Last Updated on 27/01/2005