One moment please..
 
News
Chandra Wickramasinghe says yellow rain is young red rain before growth
[ Tuesday, 25 December 2012, 03:54.47 AM GMT +05:30 ]
Explaining the recent Polonnaruwa showers of yellow rain Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe said it is part of the growth cycle of red rain.

Explaining the recent Polonnaruwa showers of yellow rain Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe said it is part of the growth cycle of red rain.

In an interview the scientist of the Buckingham Center of Astrobiology in UK said, “The Kerala rain also had the same changes of colour from red to yellow. In the cultivation of the cells we found that the young cells started off as yellow. It is part of a growth cycle.”

Media reports said Polonnaruwa and other areas recently experienced yellow rain.

Wickramsinghe recently visited Sri Lanka to collect samples of red rain from the scientists of the Medical Research Institute (MRI) at Borella and have extensive discussions with them to find out preliminary discoveries of the red rain.

The Kerala state of India is the first area in South Asia that reportedly experienced red rain leading scientists to investigate the phenomenon.

The Buckingham Center for Astrobiology recently said , “Preliminary examination of the Sri Lankan red rain has shown the presence of red cells almost identical to the Kerala red rain cells. However, despite several years of study by various groups, the Kerala red rain cells have not yet been convincingly identified, and an extraterrestrial origin of the cells still remains a possibility.”

The Kerala red rain was featured in a cover story of the New Scientist magazine of 4th March 2006.

Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe is world’s main proponent of the panspermia theory that says life first arrived from outer space on planet earth riding on comets and that still does.

In November and December Sri Lanka in several places has experienced a rare conjunction of red rain, fireballs that resulted in carbonaceous meteors .

The Buckingham Center for Astrobiology commenting on the phenomenon said, “In the case of the Sri Lankan red rain cells, the mystery deepens with chemical analysis that shows them to contain unusually high concentrations of the elements arsenic and silver.”

Initally, the Kerala scientists believed there is no DNA in the in the red cells of the rain. Commenting on that Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe said, “We have not isolated DNA from the Kerala red rain, probably because it is tightly held inside thick cell walls. Dr. Wainwright says that tests for the presence of DNA are positive and I tend to believe that. The no DNA assertion is made only by Louis in India.” (EOM)

Advertisements
Ex-LTTE women’s Sea Tiger wing leader arrested
[ Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 01:42.53 PM ]
The former leader of the LTTE Women’s Sea Tiger Wing, Jeyaganesh Murugesu Pakeerathy, has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake while attempting to leave the country for France. [More]
President Sirisena visits Jaffna
[ Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 01:33.42 PM ] []
Under the patronage of president Maithripala Sirisena Northern Province Coordinating Committee meeting began at 10.45 am today. [More]
Next Version will Win Sinhala Voice for Tamils, says Macrae
[ Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 09:21.06 AM ]
Callum Macrae, the reputed British journalist and filmmaker whose n/documentary, No Fire Zone - In The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, helped galvanise the international community into seeking answers through the United Nations Human Rights Council, is back with an expanded version. This time, there will be a Sinhalese version as well. [More]
Dual citizenship visa- New rules next week
[ Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 09:17.58 AM ]
For the Visa Applicants those who are applying for their Double Citizenship Visa, new set of rules and regulations will be released by next week with regard to their double national citizenship visa. [More]
Tense situation at Sri Dalada Maligawa for hoisting Sinhala flag
[ Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 09:10.32 AM ] []
Police have launched an investigation into a complaint alleging that a certain group had forcefully taken down the National Flag and raised the “Sinhala Flag” at the Audience Hall (Magul Maduwa) of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Kandy. [More]
Mother and daughter were arrested at BIA
[ Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 03:31.38 AM ]
French girl and her Lankan mother were arrested while at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA)this morning, airport sources said. Mother and daughter detained for 14 days. [More]
John Kerry hailed the role played by the UNHRC on Sri Lanka
[ Monday, 02 March 2015, 04:51.32 PM ] []
US Secretary of State John Kerry, today hailed the role played by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Sri Lanka. [More]
Sri Lanka to use UN probe report - Mangala Samaraweera
[ Monday, 02 March 2015, 02:02.56 PM ] []
The Sri Lankan Government today informed the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that the report compiled by the team appointed by the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights to investigate the war in Sri Lanka, will be used in the domestic investigations. [More]
Channel-4 journalist Callum Macrae speaks to Lankasri FM
[ Tuesday, 31 December 2013, 02:18.19 AM ] []
Channel- 4 Film maker Callum Macrae responds to questions raised by the Lankasri FM political analyst team. [More]