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Earthquake due to mankind’s destructive nature: Patali

27 April 2015 09:52 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka today said the Nepal earthquake was not an isolated incident but a result of destructive nature of mankind.

Addressing the Workshop on Downstream Petroleum Industry, he said that developed countries were mostly responsible for the environmental consequences.

“However, it is interesting to note that the developed world had no regard for the environmental consequences when they were developing since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Only now they have realised the gravity of the problem and are trying to limit the environmental consequences,” he said.

He said the Kathmandu disaster has happened near two converging plates, that is Eurasian and the Indian plates.

“Therefore, the gradual change and readjustment in these tectonic plates will change the gravity of the whole region resulting many environmental consequences,” the minister said.

  Comments - 11

  • CitizenSilva Tuesday, 28 April 2015 01:14 PM

    could even have been due a conspiracy !!!

    IKA Tuesday, 28 April 2015 09:41 AM

    Day of resurrection will not come until the earthquakes happen frequently

    upali Tuesday, 28 April 2015 09:52 AM

    Geological expert.

    dalit Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:12 PM

    no comment on sad event

    MHA Tuesday, 28 April 2015 02:31 PM

    Thank god this foolish man is not a lecturer at the university. What nonsense he speaks. Displaying the average intelligence of a politician.

    Science Fiction Monday, 27 April 2015 05:04 PM

    This seams to be a new theory!Earthquakes have been happening from time unknown and no one has attributed this kind of reasoning as the contributory factor for earthquakes!We must appreciate the fact that we have some unique brains amongst our ministers!

    Dan Monday, 27 April 2015 05:23 PM

    This guy knows everything other than what he is talking about....

    Observer Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:52 AM

    Good one!!!At least people who know geology will understand how stupid his statement is...

    Nimal silva Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:16 AM

    And we elect people like this !!!!no wonder sri lanka is destined to be a third world failed state......

    Someone Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:09 PM

    "Nepal earthquake was not an isolated incident but a result of destructive nature of mankind."He must be referring this in a religious/theological standpoint, not on proven science.Sad to see many fail to see this aspect.

    Chamikapatalee Monday, 27 April 2015 06:24 PM

    Champika also between two tectonic plates ; unp

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