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By Indika Sri Aravinda


The Coast Conservation department has obtained the clearance to demolish over 1000 homes constructed illegally along the coast, the Director General of the Coast Conservation Department H.N.R Perera told Daily Mirror online.

He said that as an initial stage 1700 homes constructed illegally along the coast, mostly along the Southern part of Sri Lanka, will be demolished while clearance has been sought to clear more constructions at a later stage.

Perera said that these house were a threat to the coastal environment while on the other hand sea erosion posed a threat to the lives of the people who live in these houses. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Tuesday, 25 May 2010 05:35 PM

    Where will these people live?

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 09:12 PM

    Yep! I bet the 'brain' which thought of this did not even bother to find out how many lives would be displaced or where the 1000's would find living space.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:23 AM

    BD
    God help the fisher-folks

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:26 AM

    The poor, the homeless, the destitute are kings before an election and discarded after - where are these people to go? either they or others will be back in the same place prior to the next election

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:32 AM

    Good move. Keep it up step by step we can make SL a better place.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:40 AM

    Good decesion. Even if they given flats, they don't stay there. Give it to their children and come back to the same place. That happen few years back between Moratuwa and Panadura area. There should be tough rules.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:41 AM

    Gallface Hotel should go first.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:42 AM

    Probably its a Plan for new high rise buildings and more Hotels to be set up down 'the Coastal Belt. Poor fishermen go elsewhere.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:48 AM

    Why this government is on a demolition spree?, why on earth concentrate on the development of these poor souls lively hood rather than destroying everything they have earner in their life time.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:50 AM

    Tourism is not successful even with good sunny beaches. One of the main reason is poor coastal management. if we planned and utilize it , it will generate big money to country. Secondly Fisherman should use fishing harbours than wherever they live. Then only they can store and sell their products in good price and it can minimize the damage to corals.
    First of all people should be moved to safe place.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:51 AM

    These things should be done after a good survey, not on political grievances or to satisfy some religious groups who wanted to impose 100 meter rule after tsunami, dispersing the dwellers in the sea belt. Construction is harder than demolishing so action should be taken without desturbing their normal life.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:51 AM

    Bravoo , Make the Sri Lanka Better Please

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 10:58 AM

    Dude... GFH was built even before environment regulations were created in this word....know what you are talking about...

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 11:05 AM

    Canal banks, Pavements and now the coast, does anyone know where we are heading.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 11:12 AM

    Bravo lets vote for Mahinda again and again and again. Now he is coming for them, tomorrow he is coming for us.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 11:13 AM

    Heading toward developed, clean and beautiful country.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 11:15 AM

    First place these people should know that they are building their houses in ilegal places. No point talking beyond that.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 11:21 AM

    Yes. there are lots and lots of illegal homes and shops constructed in the entire country which is a hindrance to the general public. these buildings should be demolished

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 11:29 AM

    Do you know most of them got new homes away from coast after tsunami.

    Tuesday, 25 May 2010 11:29 AM

    WELLDONE- CONSERVATION DEPT-BUT MAKE SURE YOU GIVE THEM A PROPER PLACE TO STAY


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