My sister, Judith Dasselaar, is currently staying in the Mermaid Hotel in Kalutara. I have tried to contact her there, but for obvious reasons the phone system is either damaged or overloaded. The Dutch embassy isn't reachable either.
Please contact me if you have any of the following information;
Contact details of the Mermaid Hotel. I have a phone number, 00-94-34-222-2613, but it may not be correct.
Contact details of government officials in the area. The police should be reachable at 00-94-34-222-2222, but I can't get through to them either.
General information about the state of affairs in the area. It seems that mainly the eastern part of Sri Lanka got hit, but I also heard something about tidal waves hitting Colombo.
Also, I would really appreciate it if other bloggers link to this item so as to increase the chances of this long shot having some effect.