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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. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Indonesia's second tsunami disaster shows need for warning system

Lanka Academic: 18/07/2006" ANTHONY DEUTSCH - Associated Press Writer -

Sri Lanka - has yet to install its own system, but relies on warnings sent by the Pacific center, which is based in Hawaii, and a similar institution in Japan, a tsunami official there said.
The plan calls for the information to passed to villages via phone or the national media. Most Buddhist shrines, Hindu temples and Muslim mosques along Sri Lanka - 's coast have had sirens fitted to them to help spread the word, the official said.


Associated Press reporter Chris Brummitt contributed to this report from Jakarta.


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