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Secretary-General signs agreement with Sri Lanka

An agreement was signed in Geneva on 24 May 2007 by Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of WMO and Peter Dias Amarasinghe, Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights of Sri Lanka, to install a Doppler radar system for Sri Lanka’s Department of Meteorology.

SG & Mr Dias
Mr Peter Dias Amarasinghe, Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights of Sri Lanka, Mr Michel Jarraud

Once installed, the system will be used to monitor the structure, movement and development of rainstorms and tropical cyclones, to make quantitative rainfall measurements in real-time and to issue forecasts and warnings in a timely manner.

WMO will provide technical expertise, procurement of a radar, training and spare parts. The Department of Meteorology aims to become an authoritative centre for the dissemination of warnings and thereby contribute to the reduction of natural disasters in Sri Lanka.

 

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From left to right: Mr G.H.P. Dharmaratna (Director-General, Department of Meteorology, Sri Lanka), Mr Peter Dias Amarasinghe, Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights of Sri Lanka, Mr Michel Jarraud and Mrs Sarala M. Fernando, Ambassador/Permanent Representative and Counsul General of Sri Lanka in Geneva

 

 

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