Can there be a better occasion than the anniversary of South Asian tsunami just to ponder how far we have developed our systems to be ready for a similar event in future? What guarantee we have that a similar tsunami today would not result in a catastrophe of the same size?
This article by LIRNEasia’s Chanuka Wattegama was also featured in the Lankadeepa, the largest circulation Sinhala Daily and summarized in Earth Times. Also at : http://www.indianmuslims.info/news/2007/dec/25/communication_failure_contributed_tsunami_disaster.html
Footage from the video documentary “The Long Last Mile” was used in the Sirasa news on the 24th of December. An interview with the founder and president of Sarvodaya, Dr A.T. Ariyaratne and LIRNEasia’s Rohan Samarajiva will be aired on 28 December 2007 on MTV’s BizFirst InFocus program.