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An organisation that goes by the name National Council for the Protection of Historical Irrigable Cultural Heritage had lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department against the naming of the cyclone that recently went past the Island ‘Mahasen’.

In a letter addressed to the Director of the CID, the organisation urged that a comprehensive inquiry be conducted and a national apology be tendered by the Meteorological Department regarding the naming of the cyclone.

Meanwhile at a recent news conference, the organisation Bodu Bala Sena had also found fault with the decision to use the name ‘Mahasen’ for the cyclone and praised the act of lodging a complaint with CID, adding that the department had no right to use an ancient King’s name to name an act of nature. (Sanath Desmond) 
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  • GC Thursday, 16 May 2013 08:00 PM

    Why not use English, Dutch or Portuguese names? Then these problems won't arise?

    Dhammaloka Friday, 17 May 2013 02:50 AM

    There are lot of people who are jobless in the country.

    benhur Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:18 PM

    If these so called heritage concern and patriotic people worry over a name , aren't they search for the treasures of Museum robbery.like there are no other issues in the country.....

    Nadi Karunaratne Friday, 17 May 2013 03:14 AM

    As if we haven't got bigger issues to worry about - these fanatics should get out more.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:34 PM

    Attempt to seek cheap popularity.

    Lankashantha Friday, 17 May 2013 03:31 AM

    See stupids, because of the king name it didn't cross our shore. The king didn't like to harm us. If put Piraba It could have damaged the whole country

    Aghast Friday, 17 May 2013 03:35 AM

    A tempest in a teapot!

    Roy Saturday, 18 May 2013 03:56 PM

    Cyclone booruwa is better bet for the next time.

    OMG Thursday, 16 May 2013 03:59 PM

    Yes I'm also so angry about a sattelite being named after Chandrika! PLEASE ISSUE A PUBLIC APOLOGY.

    weha Thursday, 16 May 2013 04:04 PM

    mala samayan

    weha Thursday, 16 May 2013 04:05 PM

    Wow must be a non Buddhist conspiracy to take over the country. LOL

    Aaron Singho Friday, 17 May 2013 12:05 AM

    Sri Lanka did not name this cyclone Mahasen, it was already named thus.

    Just Another Citizen Thursday, 16 May 2013 04:17 PM

    Are you serious? In the mornings when I go to the loo, I make up names, will I be questioned too?

    freedom Friday, 17 May 2013 12:00 AM

    you have lot of problems to be analysed. poor people via DM Android App

    Roman Friday, 17 May 2013 12:00 AM

    why they di't use name MARA via DM Android App

    Raveendra Jayasekara Friday, 17 May 2013 04:05 AM

    Dear Sir,

    Last night (16th May) in Bangladesh one Chanel, broadcasted their news regarding Mahasen Cyclone. They started it showing Statue of God Mahasen and photos of Dageba and about the service done by our king to Sri Lanka. After that they gave all the disaster done by this cyclone with the number of deaths. As a Muslim country which troubling to Buddhists this news was passed very bad way to Buddhism in Bangladesh because of this name.

    Its better to think these before making these kind of decisions. And also appreciate about actions at least to prevent these kind of things in future

    Thank you
    Regards
    Ravee

    Neil Thursday, 16 May 2013 05:18 PM

    Rename it as "Mahasona"

    sach Friday, 17 May 2013 08:11 AM

    well if they showed it during a weather reporting they must be pretty retarded.

    sujan Friday, 17 May 2013 08:44 AM

    Speak with evidence. You're nothing but a racist.

    Ramiz Thursday, 16 May 2013 07:41 PM

    Sri Lanka is fast becoming a laughing stock on the world stage. We have people getting killed at unprotected railway crossings due to lack of gates, pedestrian crossings due to stupid driving and a even more stupid legal process, young boys living alone in poverty etc etc…and what do we see…..protest over a name given to a storm !! From the sublime….to the ridiculous….


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