Weather Monitoring Center opens in Kilinochchi

[TamilNet, Saturday, 26 November 2005, 16:31 GMT]
Tamileelam administrative branch opened a weather monitoring and forecasting center (WMC) in Bharathipuram, Kilinochchi Saturday celebrating the fifty first birthday of Leader of the Liberation Tigers, Velupillai Pirapaharan, sources in Kilinochchi said.

Weather Monitoring Center
Weather Monitoring Center
Instruments installed in one location to monitor weather including Aneriod barometer and Wind anemometer
Weather Monitoring Center
Weather Monitoring Center
Mr. Suhunan, lighting the traditional lamp at the opening ceremony of Tamil Eelam Weather Monitoring Centre in November 2005 in Ki'linochchi
Weather Monitoring Center
Mr Sinnapah from the LTTE administrative branch presided the opening ceremony.

Station will operate under the administration of The Economic Consultancy House (TECH), and NGO operating mainly in NorthEast and undertakes job generation projects.

Executive Director of TECH, C Suhunan, lit the ceremonial lamp during the opening ceremony. Head of LTTE Political Wing, S P Thamilchelvan hoisted the Tamileelam flag.

Tamil expatriate, Kugathasan Kannan, who was instrumental in establishing the Monitoring station, and Selvi Karthikeyan from the LTTE Peace Secretariat cut the ribbon ceremonially opening the office of the WMC.

Thamilchelvan cut the ribbon for the operating building and started the equipment used for weather monitoring.

Special Commissioner for Karaichi region, Pon Nithiyananthan and TECH's Suhunan spoke.

"In addition to monitoring and forecasting weather conditions for the NorthEast, the WMC will also function as a central office to co-ordinate alerting NorthEast residents of impending calamitious weather conditions. Effort is in progress to setup automated facilities to receive tsunami alerts from Earth quake monitoring centers in US and from other key monitoring stations. We will also expanding the functions of this office to obtain satellite weather data and will be continually updating the facility with newer technologies as they become available," said Suhunan.

 

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