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The Meteorology Department had decided not to use the name “Mahasen” any longer for the cyclone that moving away from the country.

Following the various pressures received, the department had decided to remove the name from the cyclone, according to sources.

However, the department declined to comment the reason, which led to removal of the name.

Meanwhile, the sources at the department revealed the decision was taken after the received pressure from several organisations urging not use the word ‘Mahasen’ for the cyclone.



Speaking to the Daily Mirror a Meteorology Department Deputy Director S.R. Jayasekara said the countries around the Bay of Bengal had given a list of names eight years ago for upcoming cyclones.  

The naming system for a cyclone was arranged by the alphabetical order of the name of the country.

The next Sri Lankan named cyclone would come after seven cyclones were named by the names given by other countries, the Department said.

The current cyclone would remain nameless while the name ‘Priya” would use for the next cyclone. (Sanath Desmond)

  Comments - 15

  • sobers Monday, 13 May 2013 11:41 AM

    Very stupid thinking on minor issues.

    nalaka Monday, 13 May 2013 11:44 AM

    the rest of the country will refer to this as "Mahasen"

    sujan Monday, 13 May 2013 11:54 AM

    Ayyo salli. We've got more severe issues to be concerned about than a name of a cyclone. By the way Anuradhapura King's name is Mahasena, not Mahasen.

    expat Monday, 13 May 2013 04:26 PM

    Instead they should have named it MIHIN

    sujan Monday, 13 May 2013 11:56 AM

    Do we have any queen named "Priya"??? :)

    Navin Monday, 13 May 2013 11:57 AM

    Pointless priorities

    Vengayam Monday, 13 May 2013 12:11 PM

    Can someone please explain why this aversion to the name "Mahesan". I read in some other article that it is a Sri Lankan King's name. If that is so, then what is averse about it?

    rehn Tuesday, 14 May 2013 05:52 AM

    timid politics

    Sam Monday, 13 May 2013 12:26 PM

    There are special characters in Sri Lanka willing to use their family name to call any rubbish. Why not use such family name to call this Cyclone too !

    dulmini Tuesday, 14 May 2013 03:17 AM

    i have a friend called 'Priya' :)

    juna Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:00 AM

    U can't follow India in this , u can take help from India narrow minded fools . Priyantha also Indian queen do u know that , learn history via DM iPad app

    mataraman Tuesday, 14 May 2013 03:40 AM

    Ohhhh my ghosh, My wife is "Priya' she is not a cyclone but a thunder shower with heavy lightning at every time when i get home late. it is the perfect name for next cyclone; "PRIYA" well done met.dept.

    Hong Kong John Tuesday, 14 May 2013 03:43 AM

    People actually get paid salaries for coming out with this nonsense.

    raaz Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:00 AM

    choices of names. options (1) Dumiya (2) wimal (3) mervin via DM Android App

    ANTON Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:56 AM

    YOU LEARNT AT LEAST SOMETHING FROM THE NEWS I SUPPOSE


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