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This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

"One Coast, One People: the Tsunami Story"

Asian Tribune: 08/05/2006"

A multimedia exhibition in commemoration of the tsunami, titled "One coast, One People: The Tsunami Story" will continue to remain open till today. The exhibition was inaugurated on 6th May at the Galle Face Green, Colombo.

The tsunami commemoration is a joint venture of UNDP, the Ministry of Finance and Planning, the Reconstruction and Development Authority, the Foreign Correspondents Association and Sri Lanka Press Institute.

This exhibition vividly documents the impact of December 2004 tsunami on Sri Lanka, from the immediate aftermath to the current relief and recovery efforts. It showcases the photographs, print stories, TV footage and radio pieces made available by the International News agencies.

The commemorative exhibition will travel through the island in tsunami devastated areas as well as the interior and will be displayed at a school in each district. The exhibition will become a permanent memorial to the tsunami victims and the 'rebuilding of the survivors' lives' after it returns to Colombo.

We trust this exhibition will serve as a bridge across the ethnic divide and help bring closure for affected families by showing them that they were not alone and are among hundreds of thousands of people striving to rebuild their lives.

According to the organizers, plans are afoot to seek the permission of the Speaker of Parliament to hold the exhibition in Parliament for the benefit of the Members of the House.

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