The Department of Meteorology had forecast swell waves which had led to these rumours.
Panicked citizens of the area had been seen taking valuable equipment such as televisions to safety.
Speaking to media, CI Sharada Fernando of the Angulana police said this was due to a false rumour.
He said they were compelled to dispatch a vehicle making an announcement asking citizens to remain in their homes sas there is no Tsunami threat.
(Source : Ada)