Met Dept celebrates 75th Anniversary
Posted on October 4th, 2023

Ministry of Defence  – Media Centre

The 75th anniversary celebration of the Department of Meteorology, a leading government institution with a strong impact on many economic sectors, was held today (Oct 04) under the auspices of the State Minister of Defence Hon. Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon at the Met Department premises.

Director General – Meteorology Mr. A. K. Karunanayake received the State Minister who graced the anniversary day programme.

Addressing the gathering, the State Minister emphasized that the income received through the services provided by the Met Department will be able to provide a more effective and close service to the people by investing in the improvement of the technical equipment currently in use and the development of the knowledge of the technical experts related to the subject.

In the last 75 years, the Met Department has delivered a huge service for the country by providing weather forecasts which are essential to face and mitigate disasters following the emerging technological advancements in the modern world.

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne, Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry Secretary Mr. KDN Ranjith Ashoka, Additional Secretary of the Defence Ministry’s Disaster Management Division K.G. Mr. Dharmathilaka, Chairman of Arthur C. Clarke Centre for Modern Technology Prof. Chandana Jayaratne and distinguished guests participated in this event.

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