Sri Lanka is looking for the possibility of controlling droughts and floods through controlling clouds using Chinese Technology, it was revealed yesterday.
This was revealed at the signing of agreement for projects under the World Bank aided Agriculture Sector Modernization programme in Colombo last evening.
The report on a study carried out by the experts attached to Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences was handed over to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by Minister of Primary Industries and Social Welfare Daya Gamage after signing of agreements last evening.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe stressed the need for modernizing Sri Lanka’s agricultural sector in order to make it a stable industry. “Many countries such as USA and East Asian nations have modernized the agriculture industry though it had not been done in South Asia. Modernization of rural agriculture is essential as such a growth will help improve the rural economy. Rural economy development is essential for the country’s economic stability,” the Prime Minister said.
Minister Daya Gamage said agriculture sector in Sri Lanka could contribute to country’s overall economic growth to a great extent if it is able to stop droughts and floods just like it is done in China. He said the experts from Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences had already carried out a study on clouds above Sri Lanka and findings will be made known soon.
“Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector could be made more vibrant and diversified if it is modernized and disasters such as droughts and floods are avoided. “ Sri Lanka could earn more export revenue from crops such as cinnamon and ginger than tea if such new industries are developed,” the Minister said. (Yohan Perera)
Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 16 May 2018 10:25
These artificial climatic changes are dangerous to a small country like us . There may adverse effects later on .
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Nk Wednesday, 16 May 2018 10:45
Did they do it in their country?Sri Lanka use as rat for China's testing purposes1.Port city2.Hamantota Harburnow controlling climate
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Azmie Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:02
Idiots, they are testing their products on our land.
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BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:09
First find out whether we have farmers
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Saman Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:16
What happens to the Thai technology? Few months a go we heard Thailand would going to do this? What next, Alien technology?
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Gune Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:17
The Chinese are the biggest contributors to climate change through their aggressive industrialisation agenda. So I hope we are getting their technology free.
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Dinesh Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:30
We need to be careful with these Chinese guys. They will use us as experiments and the whole thing could blow up into our face.
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astonsished Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:48
Is there no limit to the idiocy of the government ? Total 'modayata magic' when it comes to dangerous untested technologies. Promoting climate change by 'developing' with fossil fuels and attempting to address it with, untested technologies. Still, it might get a couple of free trips to China to 'Study' for the 'politikkas' and their hangers on while we pay the price.
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Ceylon Wednesday, 16 May 2018 12:25
Few months ago signed a deal with thailand.what happened?.not enough commision?.
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Kathira Wednesday, 16 May 2018 12:29
Playing with nature leads to face the consequcences. The world already suffering. Building dams and proper irrigation system will be the ideal solution rather than using chinese technology.
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Kalubo Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:34
Corrupt politicos destroying forests and selling lands for farms and katupol. Now wasting money on artificial items.
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