The government is ready to seek Chinese assistance to generate artificial rains, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today.
Addressing a meeting at the opening ceremony of a Rural Health Centre at Koggalla in Ambalantota, he said the government had the courage to face any sort of challenge.
“The drought is not a new experience to us. Temporary measures have been taken up in previous occasions to control the drought. But now we are ready not only to face the drought in advance but also to take advantage of it. Digging tanks deeper in drought periods is one such advantage. Discussions are being held with China now to get technological know how with the aim of introducing artificial rains,” he said.
According to our culture we try to get rain through various rituals but there are times they too produce results. We are trying to get the world’s best technology to generate artificial rains,” he said. (Sanath Gamage, Ambalangoda)
Mr. Dailymirror. Your use of language (Vocabulary rather) in the heading is more likely to create a chaos among some uneducated readers. You could have said "Cloud seeding" instead of "Artificial rain' so that they would try to find out what it is instead of commenting against it. I'm not well educated but soon I will be. (What I meant by it is that I am still learning). No offense please.
Tania Friday, 19 October 2012 09:10 AM
This is a good move. However, I hope China uses safe chemicals,... they don't have a good track records on that however. Last thing we want is contaminating the soil and all our crops destroyed.
Kaslana Monday, 15 October 2012 12:12 PM
If you knew the meaning of "Hussain", you will not be this ignorant! After all this's also the middle name of President Obama in USA, and he does not have this glorified name for nothing.
shakir Monday, 15 October 2012 12:56 AM
so you are a munafiq
raviraj Monday, 15 October 2012 06:46 AM
......world's best technology ..... from China???? these two entities don't go together
Powerless Monday, 15 October 2012 01:17 AM
No matter how you or anyone else define God, Nature fits verywell with all of them. Nature exists, and so is God.
abi Monday, 15 October 2012 12:00 AM
artificial rain is a drop when compared with the needs as big as oceans. Do not try to play with God via DM Android App
Mevan Monday, 15 October 2012 01:27 AM
If humans try to interfere with mother nature the consequences could be drastic.
Matalan Monday, 15 October 2012 07:00 AM
So the God gives rain in abundance to god-worshipping Philippines and wipes out 100s and make 1000s destitute! Where's the logic?
Big Ears Monday, 15 October 2012 02:21 AM
A pin head.
Mevan Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:52 AM
No No they want commission.
ind Monday, 15 October 2012 03:02 AM
Once the rain created subsequently water comes flows to the tanks. Then it can be used to generate power. But don't imagine this method could create lot of rain.
wasantha Monday, 15 October 2012 03:03 AM
Please stop doing artificial things. This brings no good for the country and people of sir-Lanka. Stop deforesting remove illegal people from Jungle areas and start Tree planting. we must increase the Jungle areas by planting typical forest. Under proper plan make new small townships for people to live. allow jungle to grow with animals like Elephants, Leopards and bears. I am totally against the artificial rain. Sri-Lanka should pay more attention for nature. Implement one child policy for all in sri-Lanka, Don't give any free facilities to the second child. You do lot with China, then learn from China.
Chams Monday, 15 October 2012 03:20 AM
SL is blessed with a circuit of rivers starting from a mid point running across the country. Obviously these rivers carry different amount of water. For instance Rive Kelani carry a lot of water at times create devastating floods on its way to sea while Walawe can accommodate more water which could be useful for cultivation. Why can we not plan to move extra water from various rivers to required areas? This needs a capital but it is an once and for all investment.
How long we are going to depend on Chinese and very soon SL will become a colony of China?
Anti-fraud Monday, 15 October 2012 03:14 AM
This is truly brilliant, coming as it has AFTER THE DROUGHT IS OVER AND THE MONSOON HAS BROKEN! These are the kind of things that make us The Miracle of Asia!
ramkuumar Monday, 15 October 2012 03:24 AM
About 3 to 4 months back president thanked the monks for bring rain by praying. Then why we want this costly practice.
Ahmad Monday, 15 October 2012 03:25 AM
Google scientist. Anyway searching also a talent. Keep it up.
wasa Monday, 15 October 2012 08:07 AM
another Norochchole in making ?
Nodrog Monday, 15 October 2012 03:49 AM
Migrate?? Maybe some people, in spite of everything, still prefer to be in SL then live as 3rd class citizens or bogus-refugees cleaning white people's toilets and removing their garbage. In our small way we are striving to make this a better place instead of pathetic people like you who don't even live here and can only criticize.
Ajith Monday, 15 October 2012 03:51 AM
Any consequences for cloud seeding......? My opinion would be science should support us to live with the nature, not against.
but Monday, 15 October 2012 04:07 AM
well.. they've tried to create artificial rain here in Dubai as well and that time it had rained purple rain drops covering all the buildings, vehicles in purple.. may be Chinese can make it rain blue so that Mahinda will say now rain gods are also thinking 'Mahinda Chinthana'... stupid idiots.. ruining the country..
KABAB Monday, 15 October 2012 04:13 AM
The cost will be shared by the tax payers.
Rajapakse Monday, 15 October 2012 09:23 AM
Waste of money. Australia (Queensland) poured millions of dollars to seed clouds two years back and ended up without a drop of rain!
Fairose Monday, 15 October 2012 04:42 AM
Natural blessings are diminishing by the policies adopted and by this regime. Inducing artificial rain may not come without disturbing the natural set-up that can be detrimental for the climate of the climate.
AJI Monday, 15 October 2012 04:45 AM
What if one day scientist prove that there is a god. So far no one has proved that there is no any god. Therefore you can't say that god is non exist and to say that you have to prove it if you talk about science and "beleive" scientists.
Some people don't beleive god, but they beleive scientists.
what rain???? why do you want rain? isn't there enough rain in the country?
P.D.Vidanage Sunday, 14 October 2012 02:07 PM
Another Chines Generator , if rain continues , who is going to stop
kandykolla Sunday, 14 October 2012 02:09 PM
Chinese rains ?? mus be cheap then but against the nature !! Remember we have to face the reaction !!
bluebot Sunday, 14 October 2012 12:00 AM
thats a good move :)) via DM Android App
Zahid Sunday, 14 October 2012 02:17 PM
If god wish only u will get the proper rain. Otherwise will be like TEAR rain as human do
RamUK Sunday, 14 October 2012 02:26 PM
what is next from CHINA artificial insemination?
Nanban Monday, 15 October 2012 05:00 AM
How much are going to make corruption on it Mr. Precedent and your family members?
Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 14 October 2012 02:36 PM
Chinese are famous for artificial things
RamUK Sunday, 14 October 2012 02:41 PM
you think differently and logically not sure why u still in SL. If you want to use for good purpose with out losing your life migrate mate
Sumanasiri Sunday, 14 October 2012 02:46 PM
Typical Sri Lankan disaster management. By the time they think of rain making, the drought is ending.
Nawas Monday, 15 October 2012 05:10 AM
Cloud seeding could give rain, but any act against nature would harmful to people and animals or whole environment. Nawas
Vimal Monday, 15 October 2012 10:26 AM
Didnt we trying doing this once before I think about 20years ago and failed miserably!
Shan Sunday, 14 October 2012 02:57 PM
Artificial rains means making clouds pregnant with certain chemicals like silver iodide, and this will not be a long term solution to our system
Nawas Monday, 15 October 2012 05:19 AM
cloud seeding could give rain, but any acts against the nature would harmful to the whole environment
Raja Perera Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:05 PM
indira Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:06 PM
Stupid UK man
bingo Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:08 PM
fix a shower over your roof guys simple as that.. he he no need of a made in china rain..
Lobo Monday, 15 October 2012 05:16 AM
Tell me, what is the 'good purpose' in your life right now? You possibly ran away from here under false pretexes but secretly you still pine to live here so your comment sounds like sour grapes
Fusion Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:08 PM
Cloud seeding is used by many countries. China has the biggest system & heaviest usage, but it is used in USA, Australia, India and few others when there is heavy drought.
Ruhunu Kolla Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:10 PM
Also Amaraweera can install rain gauges in all Sri Lankan households and charge for the CHINISE induced rain that would help to reduce the budget deficit to a considerable amount!
Paul Albert Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:17 PM
Noraicholai Coal plant is a disaster, and now they are trying to fill our rivers with artificial rain and planning to buy chinese turbines , good idea to fill pockets of politicians.
Nadi Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:25 PM
Let's have some artificial rain and some real democracy.
Ayesha Arambepola Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:20 PM
As if we are getting everything from China is original.
Haminda Padaraksha Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:33 PM
Mama lankawata lakwijaya viduli balagarayaya genawa,ewage vessath chheenen genawa ! a wessa bala wessak nevai, chheena wessak.
Ane Bluebot Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:27 PM
it's because of people like you SriLanka never develops and uneducated people are selected for politics....don't just say good move good move good move ....so why can't CEB use artificial rain to create power ? these are boasting from illiterate ministers...
dass Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:35 PM
Ami Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:35 PM
Cloud seeding is a costly business ! I'm sure our Banana Republic is self sufficient to manage that with China .. LOL
Jayasekara Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:42 PM
Waited till rains started so money will pass without the need for rains. Why didn't they think of this during the drought like it was done in 1980s
Kumar Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:52 PM
I do have a possible scientific solution but will soon be lost due to abuse by the heakth Ministry and a Magistrate. If resposible persons from Environment Ministry or Presidential Secretariat would contact I would explain.
jan Monday, 15 October 2012 05:38 AM
We could also use a bit of this technology when we play the next cricket final
lima Sunday, 14 October 2012 04:22 PM
sorry to say that , we are inviting trouble , human shud do human's work , GOD will do HIS work , if dog try to do donkey's work then the world is upside down . more corruption is the main reason GOD does not send rain .
Hussain Sunday, 14 October 2012 04:30 PM
#Zahid - Why bring a non existent entity to this. Can anyone prove that there is a god or gods. The domain of science can only work with ideas that are testable and falsifiable by experimentation. The idea of a god cannot be tested in that domain. Artificial rain is called 'cloud seeding' has been done in many countries with much success. Its intentional weather modification, attempt to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds, by dispersing substances into the air that serve as cloud condensation or ice nuclei, which alter the microphysical processes within the cloud. The usual intent is to increase precipitation.
BALA Sunday, 14 October 2012 04:56 PM
WONDER OF ASIA...HA......HA......
Hasmy Sunday, 14 October 2012 05:41 PM
good! how much it will cost? If it will continue not stopping, what will happen next?
PPC Monday, 15 October 2012 11:35 AM
Australia is the dumbest continent in the world. China has better technology than Australia.
Dilshad Sunday, 14 October 2012 12:00 AM
It would be disaster that the every single attempt against nature via DM Android App
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