Artificial Rain falls over Moussekelle in first ever test
For the first time in history artificial rain was tested in Sri Lanka with moderate rainfall experienced over Maussakele Reservoir for 45 minutes.
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) aircraft participated in the project.
This was initiated by the Ministry of Power and Energy and Business Development to create rain over the hydro power reservoirs during drought seasons.
The project was a made a success according to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed between SLAF and Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) in January officials at the Ministry said.
To implement the project, engineers from Thailand Bureau of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Division arrived in SL this week.
This would be a good solution to generation of electricity for CEB during dry seasons rather than implementing power cuts and purchasing electricity from private companies which is expensive and places a heavy burden on the consumer.