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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)
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  • C more clearly Wednesday, 11 June 2014 10:36 AM

    Sri Lanka Oh! Sri Lanka, when are you sri lankans going to learn to to do things properly. Even the weather you cannot predict. Letchargic buggers.

    Muthyavan. Wednesday, 11 June 2014 04:25 PM

    Most Weather forecast are not accurate even internationally.But govt. should modernize scientifically this aspect as an island nation situated in a turbulent weather region. via DM iPad app

    chris Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:08 AM

    dont blame all to MD the main cause is poor land planing & poor drinage system all natural water holding is destoryed for buildings via DM Android App

    ANTON Wednesday, 11 June 2014 12:16 PM

    PLEASE STOP PUBLISHING WEATHER FORECASTS, SO THAT WE WILL KNOW THE CORRECT WEATHER CONDITION OF THIS COUNTRY.

    ANTON Wednesday, 11 June 2014 12:21 PM

    BAD WEATHER IS ALSO LIKE PS MEMBERS, ALWAYS HURT POOR PEOPLE.

    - ANTON

    Azee Wednesday, 11 June 2014 07:13 PM

    Minister of DM now wants to appoint a committee to probe the incorrect forecasts.What a state of affairs in this Miracle of Asia via DM Android App

    Weather Cock Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:05 PM

    Recruit a few astrologers as the top people do and a few wise farmers. They will do a better Job. For good measure start a frog farm in the vast premises of the Met Dept to warn of rain. via DM iPad app

    Shanthini Wednesday, 11 June 2014 10:26 AM

    You always act after a disaster. Never learn !!!


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