Gazette notice: no solution to garbage crisis - JVP

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday condemned the gazette notice issued by the President declaring that garbage disposal by local government bodies was an ‘essential service’.

It said this move was not a solution to the garbage crisis.

The JVP said it was an attempt to suppress the people's right to protest out of a reasonable fear that garbage would be dumped in the vicinity of their homes while those responsible for taking the lives of innocent people by haphazard garbage dumping were free.

It said the President had issued a gazette notice instead of formulating a scientific garbage recycling and disposal project by educating the people on garbage disposal.

The JVP said it was reasonable for the people to protest against improper garbage disposal in various places, after the Meethotamulla catastrophe and urged the government to formulate a scientific garbage recycling project immediately

“People protested when the previous government dumped garbage in Meethotamulla. But they forcibly did so by attacking the people and suppressing protesters. It is not the people who forcibly dumped garbage in Meethotamulla who sacrificed their lives, but the people who protested against the dumping of garbage,” the JVP said.

They requested the President and the government to rescind such repressive orders imposed to suppress reasonable protests by the people. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 10

  • Sarah Saturday, 22 April 2017 06:08 AM

    The need of the day is MR and Gota. The lenient methods used to combat JVP terrorism is not working.

    Kadiya Saturday, 22 April 2017 07:06 AM

    Only the JVP seem to have all the answers! I'd give anything to know what they would have done if they were in power(God forbid). Ace talkers, that's what they are.

    Hamlet Saturday, 22 April 2017 07:56 AM

    Gazette Notices won't solve the Problem.If Politicians can go door to door before an Election, why can't They go door to door, after, Teaching people about responsible Recycling of Plastics. and Garbage Separation, for Conversion to Compost .

    sarj Saturday, 22 April 2017 10:24 AM

    talkers has started again . stayed like rats during past regime. taking undue advantage from the freedom given by president these fellas never be sataified until they kill educatedlike71 88-8 9era never ever vote them govt should telecast their horrible acts of 1971 for new generation to understand.

    Leo Saturday, 22 April 2017 10:26 AM

    What a meek response. Imaging if Rajapakshe issued this undemocratic gazzette

    mithra Saturday, 22 April 2017 11:01 AM

    The respect people have for the JVP seems to gradually fades away because they take the same stand and style of JO against the Govt. decisions. JO is disliked by public because they go against every thing-good or bad,proposes by Govt. JVP's stand was logical and reasonable with the motive of serving people.People had a liking towards them 'cos they talked sense.Now their stand is shaken.Govt.'s gazette notification is only a temporary (3 months) solution until permanent one is found. Everybody criticizes but nobody comes out with a solution. Everybody does fishing in troubled waters. No national feeling.Even the former president starts selling dead bodies of Meethotamulla.

    RM Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:29 PM

    Its no solution to the garbage crisis but its certainly a solution in controlling people like you disrupting public life.

    Selvyn Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:33 PM

    These idiots are obsession with one side of the issue. With their outdated theory nobody can move forward significantly via DM Android App

    B Perera Saturday, 22 April 2017 03:09 PM

    How can we take JVP seriously after they joined with the GMOA? Their coming into power in 2020 will be adjusted to 3030.

    modi Saturday, 22 April 2017 03:13 PM

    All talk, no action!


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