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Galle International Cricket Stadium – Tsunami reconstruction – Pitch & Media Centre

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On 24 December, the ground was devastated by the tsunami resulting from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.[2] Most of the buildings in the stadium were damaged, and the ground was damaged substantially. In the weeks that followed, the stadium became a temporary shelter for hundreds of people displaced from the tsunami. A temporary camp and a helipad were constructed there in order to assist the survivors. Renovation of the Galle International Stadium began on 8 May 2006. The renovation included several new buildings including a new pavilion and a media centre.
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