Tsunami leaves Sri Lanka better prepared

Catastrophe of 2004 ago exposed huge gaps in how prepared the island-nation was to deal with natural disasters.

    It has been 10 years since a devastating tsunami hit coastal areas in the Indian Ocean, killing more than 30,000 people in Sri Lanka alone. 

    The catastrophe exposed huge gaps in how prepared the country was to deal with natural disasters. However, that is starting to change.

    Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Batticaloa.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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