News article on tsunami preparedness of Sri Lanka’s education system

10 January 2023

A newspaper article in the Island Online, Sri Lanka, discussing EPICentre's work on tsunami preparedness within Sri Lanka’s Education System

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With the 18th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the Island Online editorial, Sri Lanka, published an article Tsunami preparedness within Sri Lanka’s Education System submitted by Professor Priyan Dias based on recent work by EPICentre. The article investigates the impacts of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami on Sri Lanka's education system and how well the education system is prepared at a national and school level were a tsunami to strike Sri Lanka again. The research is based on two sets of interviews, one with school principals and the other with education officials to investigate various aspects of school hazard preparedness such as early warning systems and evacuation procedures. The news article summarises key findings from a recent open-access article by EPICentre in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction which you can read here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.103473.