SL braces for nuclear disaster

21 August 2012 10:27 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Sri Lanka installed five nuclear disaster detectors to alert the people on nuclear accidents, the Power and Energy Ministry said today.
It said three more detectors will be also installed soon.

The detectors will provide early warnings during both nuclear emergencies and other environmental disasters that may occur in the region
The ministry said the project was carried out at an estimated cost of some Rs.12 million was a part of an agreement reached among the Atomic Energy Authority, the Disaster management centre and the Sri Lanka Navy.

Authority Chairman Ranith Wijewardena said there were plans to install a detector in Kandy later.

  Comments - 14

  • DireStraits Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:53 AM

    Exactly! so when the alarm goes off what is the 23 million of us going to do ? Run ? Looks like this might have helped some guy in power make a hefty commission and in the long run help the 'leaders' and the ultra wealthy to take immediate flight if these alarms go off. This has no benefit to the poor man, woman or child apart from warning them that they are about to be radiation poisoned to death. Money would've been best spent on the poor to have a roof over their head atleast until the alarm goes off.

    Samanthi Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:56 AM

    Some one would have got good commission.

    Prasannajit Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:33 AM

    What about installing early warning system to alert public on power breakdowns. Are these early warning systems powered by electricity?

    FLY Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:34 AM

    do we have to dug pits in our homes when your detectors warned ??. dont waste public money for useless things. its better if you can provide shelters to homeless or reduce electricity bills or at least credit that money into govrnment ministers accounts and import some good patrol and diesel without rely on commissions

    rajiv d Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:47 AM

    Before all that please sort out the Norochcholee situation for which we all are suffering. This is to divert public attention to get star points for all failures of this disasterous Government.

    sdfsdfsdfsdf Thursday, 23 August 2012 06:30 AM

    what we have to do after the waning ?
    find for a shelter ?or do we have to buy a Anti nuclear Shield ?
    there ara more importent things can do for Sri Lanka using Rs.12 million .

    SudhuPancha Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:41 AM

    pray..........tell me what will the course of action if a nuclear disaster occurs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Fazli Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:56 AM

    so are these detectors also from China ? Who are the real beneficiaries ? The General Public or the CONTRACTOR ? Do we actually need them at this stage ?

    Trehan Munasinghe Tuesday, 21 August 2012 08:34 PM

    Let me be frank with all of you... if there is God forbid ,a Nuclear Disaster in South India... We are all dead... its that simple...! No need to waste time with these detectors... instead push to ban the South Indian Nuclear plant immediately,. and give SL people 24hr electricity "Basic need"

    citizen X Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:47 AM

    ayyo salli!!!
    who got the commissions??
    what happens if the warning system is activated??

    Jeevan Tuesday, 21 August 2012 11:07 AM

    Tsunami early warning system, weather forecasting system and all the systems that have already been installed are working properly!

    Just Another Citizen Tuesday, 21 August 2012 11:20 AM

    Where are we supposed to go if there is a disaster? Hambantota?

    Nodrog Tuesday, 21 August 2012 11:36 AM

    This is like telling people to ring the bell in case of fire but there is no fire engine. Smells like someone made a thumping commission.

    Lankan Patriot Wednesday, 22 August 2012 08:45 AM

    Next project is an Early Warning System for detecting changes in Lunar orbit, in case the Moon heads towards the earth! This is a multi-trillion $ project with RICH rewards to all ministers!


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