Norochcholai fisher folk don’t want power line

18 July 2012 09:45 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Puttalam fisherfolk today staged protest over the laying of a high-tension power line from the Norochcholai Lak Wijeya thermal power plant to another area over the Puttalam lagoon. More than 300 members of the Valarpirai Lagoon Fishermen’s Society participated in the protest. They said the proposed high-tension power line over the lagoon would be an obstacle to their livelihood. They asked the authorities to cancel the proposed project or else they would resort to a death fast.  Pix by Hiran Priyiankara Jayasinghe

  Comments - 5

  • jay Saturday, 04 August 2012 02:07 PM

    Arey guys going to fly your boats over power lines ? .Seems increased presence of military and police troubling your smuggling activities ,afraid of losing that ...Ah?

    Rosh Wednesday, 18 July 2012 10:23 AM

    These is where the police should have use tear gas instead of mannar. Typical selfish(a)men. Howcome a powerline disrupts fishing? As if fish would be electrified. Some idiot must have poisoned these look-a like idiots.

    Sumitra Kiriella Wednesday, 18 July 2012 10:24 AM

    what has a power line got to do with fish in the sea? Some people protest for everything.

    puri Wednesday, 18 July 2012 10:46 AM

    Think of Environment before all the projects. Haphazard development brings no good to country. or for people.

    Dinithi Wednesday, 18 July 2012 11:01 AM

    Electricity for millions or livelihood for thousands? SL needs power, cheap power and this is one way to do it.

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