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A participatory concept paper for the design of an effective all-hazard public warning system titled, National Early Warning System: Sri Lanka (NEWS:SL) , which was partially funded by the IDRC . The central focus of the concept paper were the parameters and institutional requirements for and effective early warning system for Sri Lanka. Five technologies are tested:
1. Dialog Early Warning Network Remote Alarm Device (Dialog Telekom & University of Moratuwa, SL )
2. Sinhala/Tamil SMS with alarm for Java compatible phones (Dialog Telekom & MicroImage )
3. Internet Emergency Public Alerting System (IPAS) with pop-up message (Solana Networks )
4.Disaster Warning Recovery and Response Addressable Satellite Radio (WorldSpace Global Data Solutions )
5. Fixed phone

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