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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Met Dept launches official website

Daily News

Access to web page easily while being at home:
The Meteorology Department yesterday launched its official web site www.meteo.gov.lk after reconstructing it by using the latest information technology to cater to modern day requirements. The public can get instant updates on weather and impending disaster situations through this web site.

Addressing the occasion, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Ameraweera, said that this move would help the Met Department to get closer to the public, since anybody could have access to the web page easily while being at home.

"With environment changes taking place in the country, the weather has changed its usual patterns. Therefore the weather forecast is of paramount importance for the construction field and agricultural and fisheries industries," he observed.

Director General Meteorology Department G.B. Samarasinghe, said that the web site would be updated every 10 minutes. The access to the web site is available in all three languages. He said that weather forecast for three days, times of sun rise and sunset as well as moon rise and moon set will be included in the site. Disaster Management Ministry Secretary S.M. Mohomed and National Building Research Organization Director General Asiri Karunawardane also participated.