Community Tsunami Early-Warning Centre
CTEC is based in the Hikkaduwa region of Sri Lanka, one of the regions most devastated by the December 26, 2004 Tsunami. Founded in the aftermath of that disaster, CTEC's goal has been to create a mechanism to receive, analyze and disseminate information on natural disasters at the community level, with special emphasis on Tsunami, and to thus also prevent unnecessary panic due to false Tsunami warnings.
Vensai Technologies provides financial support for CTEC's operations on an on-going basis, as well as donating computers and other equipment. As an organization, Vensai strongly supports CTEC's vision to create a disaster preparedness culture in Sri Lanka at the community level through community participation and empowerment while sharing the benefits of information technology with rural communities for culturally appropriate and sustainable development.
For more information, visit http://www.communitytsunamiwarning.com.