Sri Lanka has been praised for its progress
At the beginning of this year, just after the tsunami had swept into parts of Asia, I said that the effects of natural disasters extended into politics and predicted the impact of this one in Sri Lanka and Indonesia, the two countries hardest hit and both experiencing civil conflict.
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KHAO LAK, Thailand (Reuters) – British schoolgirl Tilly Smith
, dubbed the "Angel of the Beach" for saving scores of lives during the December 26 tsunami, returned on Monday to commemorate the anniversary with a poem.