Sri Lanka recovers seven years after its tsunami

As the people of Japan live through the triple nightmare of earthquake, tsunami and the threat of nuclear disaster, those affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami feel deep sympathy.

The second-worst hit country at that time was Sri Lanka, where 40,000 people were killed.

Six years on, in many of the affected places, there is a mixture of grief and optimism.

Gazing out across the road at a blue-green sea in the hamlet of Peraliya is a giant Buddha statue.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s