Donít panic! No tsunami threat - DMC
November 15, 2017 01:06 pm
The Disaster Management Center (DMC) says that there is absolutely no threat of a Tsunami on any coastal area of Sri Lanka and urged the public not to panic over false rumours claiming otherwise.
There have been reports of residents in areas such as Kalmunai in the Ampara District being alarmed and panicking due to the receding of sea water at the beaches in the area.
Reports also state that some parents have started to remove their children from schools located near the Kalmunai costal area fearing for the worst.
Residents also claim that government officer in close proximity to the beach have been closed and that patients are being moved from hospitals.
However, the DMC said that there is no need to panic as there is absolutely no such tsunami threat to the country.
It said that a team has been deployed from Colombo to carry out an investigation and submit a report.
The DMC said that it is continuously monitoring the situation and therefore urged the public to refrain from panicking over baseless rumours.
The center said that it is working close with other agencies such as the Department of Meteorology and the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau and that there is no tsunami threat to Sri Lanka at the moment.
The DMC said that the public will be informed regarding any such situations or risks if and when they occur through the proper channels at the earliest and that people with any doubts can obtain information easily through their nearest police station or DMC office.