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This survey was conducted as a part of the Urgent Study of the Great Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster, offered by Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MECSST), Japan. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Government of Sri Lanka (National Disaster Management Center, Administrative District of Galle) for their cooperation to implement this survey. We also wish to thank Mr. Edirisihghe, University of Colombo, for his efforts in translating the questionnaire into Sinhalese and in advicing for the survey method, and Mr. Pushpakumara, Eyecom Lanka Consultancy Services, for the coordination of the survey team and supporting their activities in the field.