This is a map by Jithvan Ariyaratne, grandson of the President A.T. Ariyartne. This is a map he drew showing Sri Lanka before the Tsunami hit. The second map is Sri Lanka after the Tsunami. The Hatch Marks are places where people got hurt. The photo below is his Achchi (Grandma) Neetha looking at the drawing and pointing out Galle – his grandfather’s hometown -which was largely destroyed.
January 2, 2005
Before and After