Rajitha blames Met Department

Fisheries Minister Rajitha Senaratne today criticized the Department of Meteorology saying it had failed in its task to issue a weather warning last week.He said that the advice issued by the department last Friday was for fishermen and the navy to be cautious when going out at sea and not to avoid going to sea. “There is no importance to the fax the Department of Meteorology sent out on the 7th because it says to be cautious only. They also claim that it was sent to the media. If so how come it was not read on air by radio stations? Either it was not received by the media or the media did not air it. Simple as that,” the Minister said. He also said that a new technology will be introduced to alert fishermen about extreme weather conditions 48 hours in advance.The death toll from the storm rose to 54 today (Friday) with 6 people still missing. (Colombo Gazette) The Minister also asked why the department did not alert radio stations of the weather threat instead of sending out a fax to the Fisheries Ministry. CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO read more

Diego Simonet out of Rio 2016

Argentina handballDiego Simonetrio 2016 handball The Montpellier star has torn the anterior cruciate ligaments of his right knee and will be out of the courts for at least six months. Last Saturday, in an action during the match against Flensburg for the eight finals of the Champions League, the Argentinian fell to the floor in pain and abandoned the court.What at first appeared to be a bad injury, looked less important when he bounced back to play, wearing a protection. But the injury has been confirmed today, and it struck in just when Montpellier was enjoying Simonet at his best.Tonight, on the Argentinian radio show Handball de Primera, Dr Carlos Marino, from the medical staff of the South American team, will give more insights of an injury that will very likely make the centre back miss the Olympic Games, as well as every competiton in the following months.TEXT: LAURA AGENA ← Previous Story ANOTHER FAIL: Brazilian giant Fereira to RK Vardar Skopje Next Story → NEW WISLA LOOK: Five players leaves at the end of Cadenas’ era read more