The Disaster Management Center (DMC) has announced the organization of a Regional Tsunami Simulation Exercise, scheduled for Wednesday (October 4th). This exercise will involve the participation of 28 countries from the Indian Ocean region.
The primary objective of this simulation exercise is to enhance the preparedness and capacity of regional nations to respond effectively to a tsunami disaster. The exercise is set to take place in the districts of Trincomalee, Galle, and Matara from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
The event is being organized by the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System in collaboration with UNESCO. It aims to assess and improve the readiness and coordination of countries in the Indian Ocean region to deal with a potential tsunami threat.
The DMC has also urged the public to avoid spreading fear or misinformation about tsunami risks during this exercise, emphasizing that it is a simulation aimed at enhancing disaster response capabilities.