Sri Lanka on tsunami alert after Indonesia quake

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COLOMBO, Sep 12 (Reuters) Sri Lanka today issued a tsunami alert for its north, south and eastern districts following a major earthquake in Indonesia, the National Disaster Management Centre said.

''We have issued a warning for the south, north and east after the quake,'' Keerthi Ekanayake, an official at the centre told Reuters. Sri Lanka was battered by the 2004 tsunami that hit the Indian Ocean rim.

Reuters SG DB1816

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