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Action would be taken against the officials at the Department of Meteorology if proven that there had been any shortcomings with regard to informing the fishermen on stormy weather, Minister of Disaster Management Mahinda Amaraweera told Daily Mirror Online.

Meanwhile, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed Minister Amaraweera to submit a report to him how people, including the fishing community, were informed about the adverse weather conditions. (Yohan Perera)  

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  • Nims Sunday, 09 June 2013 11:17 AM

    Mate I am not a fan of President. But dont blame him for everything. This type of disasters even happened in US. But no one balmed Obama for that. Pl be reasonable when making comments

    Hassan Monday, 10 June 2013 06:59 AM

    like Kalu Sudha said Met.Dep equipment are very old.The best thing is this Subject Minister doesn't do his job and blaming opposition and other in the media.

    This bugger should resign.

    mail_guy Monday, 10 June 2013 06:31 AM

    What kind of actions will be taken against them? For murder charge what will be the penalty?

    namunuwa Monday, 10 June 2013 12:00 AM

    A weather minister was apointed as a result of reasant incidents. via DM Android App

    Nawam Monday, 10 June 2013 12:00 AM

    Our met dept has computers and many other gadjets. Are they from 19th century? World's oldest computers! via DM Android App

    KaluSudha Sunday, 09 June 2013 04:13 PM

    Met Dept equipments are 19th century ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IBNUABOO Sunday, 09 June 2013 03:48 PM

    who did wrong > Met.dept. or fishermen.

    Porky Pig Sunday, 09 June 2013 03:42 PM

    The Met Department does not forecast the weather. When is starts raining, the say it is raining. When it stops raining, they say we are going to have sunshine. We can see this from our window. Now that there is a loss of life, the talk of reports. What was Mr. Report doing all this time. Begging or collecting %.

    IBNUABOO Sunday, 09 June 2013 03:39 PM

    even if the fihermen were informed abovt the stormy weather they went to the sea because they dont beleive the met dept. forcasting

    Road Runner Sunday, 09 June 2013 02:43 PM

    Correct. Minister should resign.

    zara Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:00 AM

    Ape "kaalagune" karuwale atha gaanawa. via DM Android App

    Nims Sunday, 09 June 2013 11:18 AM

    Dont know why the US Met ofiicers failed to follow the Google on recent Tornados and warn the public

    Hash Sunday, 09 June 2013 12:00 AM

    reports.. reports everywhere.. but nothing happeneds via DM Android App

    CROW Sunday, 09 June 2013 10:26 AM

    This is a good move.

    Vaz Sunday, 09 June 2013 10:04 AM

    Jokers open their mouth after an incident to defend themselves

    Anton Sunday, 09 June 2013 09:55 AM

    Pass the ball to the little guy....Minister should resign....

    Mr Report Sunday, 09 June 2013 09:37 AM

    Here Comes Mr Report................Why not Mr Comission......... Use the Mordern Technolgy.....................End nothing will happen till the next disaster. I live out of Lanka but was able to watch the Clip on Daily Mirro..

    Sadarana Sunday, 09 June 2013 09:14 AM

    Is it that our Met department is short of weather equipment systems or is it that they are well equipped but lazy to monitor and has the attitude "who cares it not us".

    Critic Roshan Sunday, 09 June 2013 09:05 AM

    Now stop blaming the mutts of the Mutt Department, and start providing advanced equipments and technology as the world weather systems had drastically changed and the older forecast systems are obsolete. Give proper training to young recruits and make it a real Met. Department.

    Ranjith Sunday, 09 June 2013 08:55 AM

    Better close down, go home, we will get the more accurate forecasts from the web.

    harry potter Sunday, 09 June 2013 08:26 AM

    I frequently use Google earth's weather layer to guess about day to day weather,It's pretty good for us.Dear minister we are very familiar with this ball passing game.Do you know how many Tsunami warning towers are in working

    john Sunday, 09 June 2013 08:19 AM

    thank god we have our great president and his professional brothers to look after the important issues faced by the country,now we can see with this type of unprofessional ministers we would have had more problems

    DHA Sunday, 09 June 2013 08:13 AM

    Now its pointless throwing the ball at everyone's courts just simply upgrade the Met Dept systems......I feel their Data connectivity is very slow.....


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