Rain to continue till Monday

Showers or thundershowers will develop elsewhere during the afternoon and night. Heavy falls (more than 100mm) is also likely at some places. The Department of Meteorology  also said that showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Galle and at several places as well.Winds will be Southwesterly and speed will be 30-40 km/hr. The speed may increase up to 50kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Jaffna and from Hambantota to Pottuvil. The heavy rain experienced in some parts of the country will continue till Monday, the Department of Meteorology said today.According to the Department of Meteorology showers will occur at times in the Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in the Jaffna peninsula. The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Jaffna and from Hambantota to Pottuvil may be fairly rough at times. (Colombo Gazette) There may be temporary localized strong winds during showers. The general public have been requested to take adequate precautions to minimize the damages caused by lightning activities. read more

US safety agency investigates complaints of suspension problems with Mazda CX9 SUV

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 15, 2015 10:09 am MDT Last Updated Jun 15, 2015 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US safety agency investigates complaints of suspension problems with Mazda CX-9 SUV FILE – This April 13, 2006 file photo shows the seven passenger Mazda CX-9 SUV during the 106th New York International Auto Show at the Javits Convention Center in New York. U.S. safety regulators on Monday, June 15, 2015 said they are investigating complaints that suspension parts can come loose on some Mazda CX-9 SUVs from the 2007 and 2008 model years, causing drivers to lose control. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) DETROIT – U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that suspension parts can come loose on Mazda SUVs, causing drivers to lose control.The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about 54,000 Mazda CX-9 SUVs from the 2007 and 2008 model years.The agency says it has six complaints that the lower ball joint can separate from the suspension while the SUVs are being driven. No crashes or injuries have been reported. Investigators say the complaints appear to show an increasing trend of problems. Four of the complaints came from states that use salt to clear roads in the winter.Investigations can lead to a recall.A Mazda spokeswoman said Monday that the company will work with NHTSA to support the investigation. read more