RMIT University’s Centre for Urban Research is pleased to invite you to ‘Rebuilding Hambantota after the 2004 Tsunami’ presented by Councillor Mohamed Yehiya, representative from the City of Hambantota in southern Sri Lanka and Deputy Director of the Urban Development Authority in Hambantota.

As a victim of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami that tragically killed 1,400 people in Hambantota township and thousands of people across Sri Lanka, Cr Yehiya was greatly involved in the emergency program that followed and oversaw the years of rebuilding in the town.

He will speak about the devastation of the 2004 Tsunami and what this meant for the community of Hambantota. His presentation will address the rebuilding program, the impact of international aid, the National Plan for Sri Lanka and the future role of Hambantota as an international port and growth centre.


Emily McPherson Building, Building 13, Level 1, Room 3,  405 Russell Street RMIT University Melbourne 3000


13 May 2016