Third year commemoration of the Indian Ocean Tsunami; Sarvodaya and the people of Sri Lanka
It has been three years since the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 26th December, 2004, the worst natural catastrophe in Sri Lankan history. The disaster killed 31,229 people and injured 23,189. A total of 4,100 people are still reported missing and the number of displaced was 516,150. Nearly 90,000 houses and 40,000 shallow water wells were either damaged or destroyed. Altogether more than one million people who resided along the coastal lines of 13 administrative districts in Sri Lanka were affected by the tragedy.
Following report is the Sarvodaya Tsunami to Deshodaya Plan – Third Year Progress Report. This report has summary of Sarvodaya’s progress in each of 12 key areas of rehabilitation, reconstruction, reconciliation and reawakening, carried out between January to December 2007 (not including the immediate post-Tsunami relief work and other projects which were completed in 2005)