Storm developing over Sri Lanka

2010-05-17 04:17:39

The Department of Meteorology says a storm is developing over Sri Lanka and this is the cause of the heavy rain and strong winds being experienced in many parts of the country since this morning.

Meanwhile the police said that parts of the Colombo-Kandy road, Colombo-Je-ela road, Colombo Moratuwa road parts of Kandana and many areas in Colombo have been submerged following the heavy rain. (YP) 

  Comments - 31

  • Monday, 17 May 2010 04:41

    Mother nature will take it's own action

    Reply : 27       28

    Monday, 17 May 2010 05:30

    Is that the same reason why the IDP camps got severely flooded last year?

    Reply : 11       32

    Monday, 17 May 2010 07:27

    Thanks Shehan, your response is indeed very penetrating! It is futile for humans to connect up natural phenomena with motives on the part of some imaginary power.

    3       12

    Monday, 17 May 2010 05:02

    We have enough of them already. Why more?

    Reply : 5       4

    Monday, 17 May 2010 05:08

    Floods, hurricanes, mud slides, Dengue fever, rat fever, malnutrition and so on.... Mother nature is trying to tell us something!!!

    Reply : 14       23

    Monday, 17 May 2010 05:31

    Yeah right! Do you know what Mother nature is trying to say with the volcano in Iceland?

    Reply : 14       22

    Monday, 17 May 2010 07:17

    To stop flying

    3       12

    Monday, 17 May 2010 05:11

    May be the frogs of Moratuwa should be recruited to the Meteorology Department and the unpredictable guys there should be given work in the Drainage Board where they came drain the water after floods!

    Reply : 8       36

    Monday, 17 May 2010 05:38

    yup i agree.. the frogs knew about the weather before our own Met.Dept.

    Reply : 5       20

    Monday, 17 May 2010 10:36

    Some one is impersonating me. Come on guys surely you can think of another NAME ??

    Reply : 1       3

    Monday, 17 May 2010 06:08

    Why do all these DM commenters try to blame some one for everything? its a storm cloud!! its not the stupidity of the Met Dept or a conspiracy by MR...

    Reply : 7       22

    Monday, 17 May 2010 06:44

    Well you see there are plenty of people who are sad that the war on terrorism was won by GOSL successfully. These people are expressing their frustration in everyway and this forum is one of them. That is why even when there is rain, people blame the govt and the met dept etc. You will also notice that most of these comments are made by people from Canada, Norway and UK. Now you see the relationship?

    Reply : 11       25

    Monday, 17 May 2010 06:20

    why now?.. I am currently in Sri Lanka!!

    Reply : 2       5

    Monday, 17 May 2010 06:47

    Well these things are not common only to us. Bangladesh is worse hit by rain and floods. Indonesia is affected by earthquakes. Now you see that Europe is affected by a Volcano. We had similar rainy weather in Colombo back in 2006 and 2007. I wonder whether anyone can remember.

    Reply : 4       10

    Monday, 17 May 2010 08:20

    I agree with your comments ....climate change is really matters to eveyone, and these things are happening everywhere...can you imagine Melbourne cbd was flooded with water in March 2010 due to a storm ...for about 30 minutes..water level was chest high ... trams , trains even buses for about 4-5 matter where it is ..Dhaka, Melbourne or Colombo.???

    1       9

    Monday, 17 May 2010 06:24

    2012 its coming !!!!!!!

    Reply : 9       10

    Monday, 17 May 2010 10:48

    wow, I thought after 2011 next year will be 2013. LOL

    Reply : 3       4

    Monday, 17 May 2010 07:22

    something is wrong some where...heavy rain after long time...every where is flooded..dont know whats going to come next...

    Reply : 9       4

    Monday, 17 May 2010 07:46

    Yes.. i also feel the same..i wonder whether this is the start of the 2012 ,the end of the world . It seems that the mother nature is trying to reduce the number of ppl that she can bare.... I think this is the time of all humans to stand together to overcome these natural disasters.

    Reply : 8       1

    Monday, 17 May 2010 07:27

    Its only developing!!!!!!!!! whats happens when it breaks???????

    Reply : 3       3

    Monday, 17 May 2010 07:31

    international conspiracy

    Reply : 7       12

    Monday, 17 May 2010 07:49

    This is the same crap that comes out every year from the monsoonal weather.We simply don't have a proper infra structure to deal with issues set by heavy rains.

    Reply : 2       11

    Monday, 17 May 2010 10:46

    We hope that the Infrastructure grant , the Government is getting from the UN, will be used to upgrade main drainage in Towns and cities and to establish and enforce regulations to stop all the illicit building that is going on, not only by poor pavement hawkers, but by influential politicians. This happened in Bangkok 50 years ago, when the system of canals built for moving around the city, was covered up to build roads, in the name of DEVELOPMENT! Sustainable development and non-political expertise is the answer.

    Reply : 1       1

    Monday, 17 May 2010 07:53

    World is going through a climatic change

    Reply : 2       2

    Monday, 17 May 2010 10:25

    No kidding!

    Reply : 1       1

    Monday, 17 May 2010 07:57

    After so many days of heavy rain, our MET office has NOW declared that there's a storm developing over the country and that the rain is due to that ! Even a school kid would know that, dear MET office, why don't you fold up and go to sleep again? Or why not report just what you guys know well........that it had RAINED at the following places yesterday !
    At least that would be useful !

    Reply : 2       6

    Monday, 17 May 2010 08:28

    MET office has declared that there is a STORM in SL and it's DEVELOPPING! That's something isn't it??? And all this time i thought we were having sunny days with minor rains here and there... Man!!!

    Reply : 1       3

    Monday, 17 May 2010 08:43

    This is just the beginning.

    Reply : 7       8

    Monday, 17 May 2010 09:36

    Wow... you seem to be knowing the end :)

    Reply : 6       5

    Monday, 17 May 2010 10:54

    hahahhahaha well said !!

    5       4

    Monday, 17 May 2010 10:31

    This is End Times.

    Reply : 3       3

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