Sri Lanka Red Rain: Algae found in meteors

Investigations conducted by the Medical Research Institute (MRI) in Sri Lanka have revealed the red rain experienced in most parts of the country, to be part of the algae found in meteors.

The MRI claims it also has sufficient evidence to prove that there are many other organisms in outer space.

Prof. Rohana Chandrajith of the Department of Geology confirmed to Ceylon Today that meteoroids that fall on earth are not alien objects but objects that have been created due to lightning.

"There are some inherent characteristics which we look for to ascertain if an object is from outer space.

“There are no such characteristics visible on those objects, and no one has seen any object falling directly from outer space. We assume that these objects were a result of factors connected to lightning," he explained.

While adding that further tests are being carried out, Prof. Chandrajith said that electro-static chargers bring on intense heat reports Ceylon Today.

"We conduct the same experiment in two or three different labs so as to ascertain whether the results of the tests will be similar, which would give credibility.

“All specimens of meteoroids collected so far will be subjected to further investigations," he said.

A considerable amount of these specimens were found by farmers in areas of Aralaganvila and Polonnaruwa.

The public has been advised against touching these specimens as those who have done so have had their hands burnt.

Speaking of the different coloured rainfall, he said that they are yet to receive samples of the same, and as such are unable to make a comment.

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