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Sri Lanka tests artificial rains to avoid power cuts

1 month ago   |   By National Post

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka has successfully conducted a test on artificial rains in the tea-growing mountain region where hydroelectric power is generated, in a bid to avoid possible power cuts during the dry season, a spokesman said Friday.
An aircraft from the Sri Lanka Air Force sprayed chemicals on Friday on clouds about 8,000 feet above one of the reservoirs that provide water to generate hydroelectric power, resulting in a 45-minute rain, said Ushantha Warnakumara, a spokesman at the ministry of power and energy.
The ministry resorted to creating artificial rains because the dry...
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