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Storm Mahasen which affected an area 650 km off Trincomalee, was to expected to move away from the island, the meteorology department said today.

The department said continuous rains and strong winds would continue over the island especially between Mannar and Trincomalee. Strong winds are expected over the  northern sea.

The department asked the fishermen to abstain from putting out to sea in the northern and eastern areas.

The department said heavy rains could be expected in the Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts, as well as in the Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western, Eastern and Southern provinces today.






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  • Tas Monday, 13 May 2013 06:16 AM

    Who gave this great name for this kind of destructive thing

    ANTON Monday, 13 May 2013 06:21 AM

    WHY DO OUR PROFESSIONALS USE NAMES OF GRATE KINGS FOR THIS TYPE OF DISASTROUS SITUATIONS, CAN'T THEY USE NAMES LIKE, STORM LALITHA, STORM VIKA ETC...

    shaqi Monday, 13 May 2013 06:34 AM

    How about Storm Mervyn

    Lankeshwara Monday, 13 May 2013 07:17 AM

    Stupid name.!! Instead it should have been called 'Mahasohon'

    Navin Monday, 13 May 2013 07:18 AM

    Storms are named by the World Meteorological Organization based on pre-submitted lists of names. Since the is a storm in the Indian Ocean, it is possible that the name was submitted by the Indians, because after all, Mahasen is an Indian name. Sri Lankans cannot claim ownership of a word simply because it belonged to one of our kings, and not everything needs to be an insult to Sri Lanka when it is used in a global context. Our people need to grow up.

    Chewing Gum Monday, 13 May 2013 07:23 AM

    No match for blowing "Mihin".

    Kandyan Monday, 13 May 2013 08:23 AM

    The name 'Mahasen' has been proposed by Sri Lanka. Check this link from WMO web site.

    Dinesh Monday, 13 May 2013 08:32 AM

    Just imagine that they vote as well......OMG

    Sethunga Arachchi Monday, 13 May 2013 08:40 AM

    Sri Lanka is a member of the World Meteorological Organization and it has rights to check the provisional list. Sri Lankan authorities should ask its diplomatic mission in Geneva to keep an eye on this list before any name is used in order to avoid the use of names on which we are keen to label such destructive cyclones.

    vinci Monday, 13 May 2013 09:44 AM

    Next year, call it storm Murali.

    OMG Monday, 13 May 2013 09:55 AM

    It look Mahesan just moved into Colombo.

    Be fair...... Monday, 13 May 2013 11:13 AM

    there goes the holiday I was looking for because of the storm.....

    Mimi Monday, 13 May 2013 11:18 AM

    Navin Get your Facts Right before posting. The name has been Submitted By Sri Lankans.

    CriticRoshan Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:31 PM

    Ane Natural Storm please do not destroy our beautiful nation, also do not get angry for naming you with some funny names. By the way, who is this Mahasen?


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