Video: Appoint commission on Koslanda tragedy: UNP

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The main opposition United National Party (UNP) today urged the government to appoint a special commission to inquire into the landslide at Koslanda with the objective of preventing such tragedies in the future and to minimise the resultant damage.  

 

 

UNP Spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake said the estate workers had rejected the claims made by the government that relevant authorities had warned the people living in vulnerable areas about the risk of landslides and had asked them to evacuate.

 


“The government says it warned people in 2010 and 2011 of landslide risks but people say no one had asked them to move to other areas. These claims should be investigated through a special commission,” he told a news conference.

 


He said the commission should not be like the many previous commissions whose reports ended up in the dustbin of history. “There are many people living in vulnerable areas. It is Government’s responsibility to look after them. It should focus on providing these poor people with safer locations to live in without building palaces on land reclaimed from the sea,” he said.  (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Saman Monday, 03 November 2014 04:12 PM

    These people should be allowed to live in dignity at safe places.

    Azee Monday, 03 November 2014 07:25 PM

    Now you demand appointment of a commission.Later you can complain that its findings were not made public. via DM Android App

    nimal Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:23 AM

    Millions of Dollars are pouring to the country to to help the victims. How ever most of money ends up in politicians hand. Our politicians are untrustworthy. How are we going to stop these corrupted officials and politicians robbing this disaster aid money.

    BabaBoo Monday, 03 November 2014 09:48 PM

    The UNP syndrome, committees. Every time an election is lost a committee is appointed by the UNP leader. That is all we hear about. Then is is all over. In reality too these committees disappear. Come on, get a life and get the lives of these people back on track. Go and build a few houses.


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