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The JVP today alleged that the damage caused by the recent floods is much less than what is perceived by the government and that efforts were made by the state to use the natural disaster to cover up its inability to resolve the impending crisis with regard to price hikes of essential goods

JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake told a news conference today that the number of acres of paddy destroyed by the floods is much less than the given figure of 400,000 acres by the government. He explained that over two thirds of the total cultivation in the affected districts should get destroyed if this figure is correct but such a lot of acres have not been destroyed.

Besides Mr. Dissanayake explained that the paddy plant has the ability to survive inside the water for a couple of days and come up once again when the floods recedes.
 

Mr. Dissanayake said the information given on tanks was also inaccurate as the engineers of the Irrigation Department were able to save major tanks including Kantale, Rajangana, and Parakarama Samudra by minimizing damages. He said the situation was the same with other tanks as well. In this aspect the JVP MP said the reports by the government sources that nearly 400 tanks were destroyed cannot be accepted. (Yohan Perera )

 

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  • Chintha Sunday, 16 January 2011 06:55 PM

    complete stupid Jeppos, get a life you people .

    Français Sunday, 16 January 2011 06:59 PM

    This poor Comrade has nothing but Negative critiques! They see only bad! There is no good at all! Hurrah! JVP à la mode!

    Sanj Sunday, 16 January 2011 07:23 PM

    More victims, more damages...more and more Dollars....

    Thas Sunday, 16 January 2011 07:37 PM

    If it's inaccurate, make it accurate.

    Mara wedek ne! Sunday, 16 January 2011 08:24 AM

    you dont have to tell us that the Gov is incompetent in anything!

    Consumesr Sunday, 16 January 2011 09:03 AM

    Accept you comments ...... this is GOSL.... Jill Marts to squeeze poor consumers neck......

    Anushka Sunday, 16 January 2011 09:16 AM

    Sounds to me like the JVP is issuing these statements to cover up their political incompetence. I doubt Mr. Dissanayake has at least visited the flood affected areas.

    KHKaru Sunday, 16 January 2011 09:29 AM

    What is your perceived damage in the man made holocaust in '88-'89, AKD. Man is more fierce than the nature; don't you agree?

    Keith Sunday, 16 January 2011 09:39 AM

    Gilmarts. Hocus pocus. Conspiracy theories... this is all what JVP has come down to.

    Konde bendapu china Sunday, 16 January 2011 01:36 PM

    WHAT ABOUT 1988-89 FIGURES how many jvp killed and how many govt killed

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Sunday, 16 January 2011 03:13 PM

    he knows that they will lose Tissa also this time

    Yehiya-Doha Sunday, 16 January 2011 03:44 PM

    Only one political party with honest people.

    Ari Sunday, 16 January 2011 05:37 PM

    The way they talk makes it abundantly clear that the JVP is the victim of some incurable political affliction.

    tissa Sunday, 16 January 2011 05:48 PM

    Just ignore him. He just makes statements without making any study. Remeber 100,000 irrigation tanks project?

    varuna Sunday, 16 January 2011 06:40 PM

    very true GOSL os playing number games. 13 Bn, you must be kidding...


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