The Meteorology Department today denied reports which said there was a move to stop publishing weather forecasts.
Some websites reported that plans were underway to stop publishing weather forecasts over the media following complains that the forecasts were wrong most of the time.
Some websites even reported that some officers in the department were suffering from mental distress after people blamed the department for giving wrong forecasts.
Met Department Director General Lalith Chandrapala told Daily Mirror that there was no move to stop publishing weather forecasts.
“How can we stop publishing weather forecasts as it is our duty to let people know of the weather changes,” he said.
However, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Armawaweera had decided to appoint a committee to look into why the Met Department could not warn the people about the recent floods which killed 26 people. (Yohan Perera)