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Stating that the current bad weather is a result of Sri Lanka being affected by the La Nina phenomenon that had hit the entire globe, the Department of Meteorology warned that the country should be prepared to face any weather condition in the future.

Department of Meteorology Director General P. B. Samarasinghe told at a news conference as the amount of rains which the country is experiencing have increased by 100 percent. (YP)

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  • hiran Thursday, 13 January 2011 12:59 PM

    how long is it going to last?
    cool weather is OK but rain.??.. yak

    rinasz Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:51 AM

    I agree that we can not totally predict any disaster. But have we done enough? Comment made by Met Dept can not be accepted at this stage.
    What is our national policy on disaster management. There were 11 disasters which could affect Sri Lanka before tsunami.

    Have Met Dept made aware of those to public and what they should do in each occasion as planned in developed countries.

    Baboon Wednesday, 12 January 2011 12:14 PM


    g Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:16 AM

    wow, cant you right more about this - a full scale article
    none of the papers are giving any info.

    There is a definite miss in the weather patterns but,,, nobody is taking note of it.

    Konde bendapu china Wednesday, 12 January 2011 12:35 PM

    Till 2009 May we faced LTTE ,Now La Nina

    wellwisher Wednesday, 12 January 2011 12:37 PM

    lalllaaa laaaaaaaaaaaa more laaaaa in near future with nina....

    Sunshine Wednesday, 12 January 2011 12:49 PM

    be prepared to face any weather condition in the future???????????
    What do you mean? We can face a drought, No problem!

    wasanthi madurapperu Wednesday, 12 January 2011 12:54 PM

    La Niña refers to the extensive cooling of the central and eastern Pacific. This might be the sign of doomsday in 2011

    Sanga Wednesday, 12 January 2011 12:59 PM

    Do something befor the world cup! ok?

    Channa M Wednesday, 12 January 2011 01:02 PM

    La Nina ? sister of T Sunami ?

    John Wednesday, 12 January 2011 01:03 PM

    God Gave A Promist to Noah he will not distro the world with floods. But He did not rule out Fire.

    Jesus mentioned these are the signs of the last days.

    darsh Wednesday, 12 January 2011 02:24 PM

    Still lot of people in this world living in total darkness when its come to weather situation because those are beyond their control. Then its Gods control.

    kumara Thursday, 13 January 2011 09:19 AM

    I think this is end of world 2012

    kumara Thursday, 13 January 2011 09:19 AM


    Podisingho Thursday, 13 January 2011 09:28 AM


    Where are the two rascals now ???

    ajith Thursday, 13 January 2011 05:09 AM

    Be more specific Met Dept.
    What are the pros and cons..
    You still haven't advice people what they should do to take care and suddenly come up with a strange name.

    ajith Thursday, 13 January 2011 05:12 AM

    If the situation continues the World cup Cricket will have a tough time for sure.

    MAMA Thursday, 13 January 2011 05:11 AM

    This is a sign of the last days! Think before doing something wrong! The Day is the not very far before we stand in front of THE CREATOR & RULER OF THIS UNIVERSE!

    Rajitha Wednesday, 12 January 2011 03:26 PM

    "country should be prepared to face ANY weather condition"? what a retarded statement. this goes to show how incapable the guys over at met department are. an old farmer in a remote village can give a better answer than that.

    BajaTrish Wednesday, 12 January 2011 03:35 PM

    there is both, EL Nino, AND LA Nina, with different effects in differing parts of the world to each one.

    Faqi Wednesday, 12 January 2011 04:10 PM

    El Nino - "Little Boy child" in Spanish is a warming of ocean surface temperatures in the eastern and central Pacific.

    Peruvian fishermen noticed the arrival of the warm waters occurred usually around December. The phenomena, which occurs every three to seven years, led to more rains in that part of South America and a drop in the fish catch.

    Strong El Ninos can lead to a dramatic weakening of the trade winds that blow west across the Pacific, triggering drought in Southeast Asia and Australia. Some El Ninos can also affect the Indian monsoon by reducing rainfall, threatening crops and livelihoods.

    Rohan Saturday, 15 January 2011 06:12 AM

    Whatever the name given El Nino(Little boy in English),,,La nina ..(Little girl in English).This is like mother in law of Tsunami...and brohther of floods and sister of landslides...

    Stop giving name...but start adopt to the situation...

    xlntgson Thursday, 13 January 2011 11:19 AM

    Now every natural disaster past and present probably in future too bear a funny Christian name, is it anything to do with Christian fundamentalism, over to you, Sarah Palin, oops, don't order to shoot me!

    Loki Wednesday, 12 January 2011 10:50 AM

    Why tell it now?Met dept. should predict the weather.

    Adikari Wednesday, 12 January 2011 10:55 AM

    Can we rely on what these people say ?

    Jix Wednesday, 12 January 2011 10:57 AM

    More than informing us of what is happening, can you also work on informing us before it happens [early warning] as best as possible so the public can prepare and your department can actually be useful. Surely there is enough technology at your disposal to do this, if not, just get an internet connection at least, thats all you need.

    pularika Wednesday, 12 January 2011 10:59 AM

    signs of end of the world!

    terrence Wednesday, 12 January 2011 11:07 AM

    Only God is having control over the climate.

    pasha Wednesday, 12 January 2011 11:11 AM

    med department should have search this word La Nina in the dictionary for this much time before releasing this statement.

    roshan raz Wednesday, 12 January 2011 11:16 AM

    i hope our meteorology department got this informartion correct ( atleast this time) . we always come across unexpcted weather since our meteorology dept is always wrong.

    Siripala Thursday, 13 January 2011 12:14 PM

    you will find both of them very soon. Repent & turn to God.

    s.Fernando Wednesday, 12 January 2011 11:19 AM

    Second coming of the Global Controller is at hand.Do you know who is this World Controller?

    Ranjit Wednesday, 12 January 2011 11:23 AM

    No we are facing "La Nila'.

    kad siriwardane Wednesday, 12 January 2011 11:26 AM

    ANY RELATION WITH WORLDS END-2012????????????

    FECT Sri Lanka Monday, 31 January 2011 01:42 AM

    Flooding has been driven by surplus rainfall across Sri Lanka since April. Such a surplus is typical during a La Nina till September. However, the rainfall is expected to be below normal from October to December during La Nina. This year however the rainfall was really high in November and December 2010 (but not October) and the first half of January.

    kumar soysa Wednesday, 12 January 2011 11:41 AM

    It is "La Nino", and that too is a mis-nomer. La Nino means "Little Jesus" in Spanish. This is NOT "little Jesus, it is the Lord, the risen Lord who is great and awesome. It is also not the "end of the world" but may be the end of an Age.

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