Noise pollution

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By T. Farook Thajudeen


A ‘kottu roti’ maker who was charged before the Colombo Additional Magistrate by the  Public health Inspector (PHI) of the Kotte Municipal counsel for alleged noise pollution, pleaded not guilty when he was presented in Court today.

When the matter was called before the Colombo Additional Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara the PHI Sujeewa Saman Kumara complained to the magistrate that the residents around the Koswatte Junction at Nawala had complained that the noise of kottu roti being made in the area is an interference.

The PHI submitted that the suspect had committed an offence punishable under the noise pollution. The suspect pleaded not guilty for the charges and the magistrate released him on bail.
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  • Roshan Tuesday, 07 September 2010 10:16 AM

    Yes, they give income to the Government, even their stall on the pavement is still not demolished.

    citizen1 Monday, 06 September 2010 03:39 PM

    new revenue avenues for desperate economy!!!

    DHA Monday, 06 September 2010 03:44 PM

    common....what about the noise made by politicians bodyguards when they are being transported from one end to another ?

    M.H.Sheriff Tuesday, 07 September 2010 06:25 AM

    What about your temples making noise for hours , unlike mosque just 5 mts.

    SL Monday, 06 September 2010 05:43 PM

    Yes, you can mix the stuff together without all this noise. The "Koththu" artists just do this to attract people.

    SL Monday, 06 September 2010 05:45 PM

    They use scissors to cut the 'roti.'

    Ibnu Batuta Monday, 06 September 2010 06:31 PM

    No 'koththu roti' without noise.

    fayaz Monday, 06 September 2010 06:49 PM

    Is there any change in flavour when the 'kottu roti' is made at different noise levels?

    Kan Tuesday, 07 September 2010 07:56 AM

    What about Lottery sellers who make noise from morning till late evening all over the country? Is there separate law for them? Kan

    Robert Ace Monday, 06 September 2010 08:42 PM

    In future we can expect 'vettu roti' instead ...

    Kamiss Monday, 06 September 2010 11:48 PM

    The few minutes of 'call for prayers' do not affect the atmosphere and most of the city mosques have stopped the loudspeakers for this purpose, long ago. Know your facts before making such comments.

    Coolman Monday, 06 September 2010 12:34 PM

    Now they want to stop the poor man's meals as well.

    Soma Monday, 06 September 2010 12:43 PM

    What a duty minded officer to curb noise pollution from Koththu Rotti maker. Next would be all the transpoerters transferring containers as the trucks make noise on the road.

    Bull Dog Tuesday, 07 September 2010 01:13 AM

    There should be some policy that is implemented across the board. What about the places of worship that broadcast to the entire neigbourhood? All the bicycle races, political meetings, musical shows, buses etc. This man is only trying to make some money ...

    Kamiss Tuesday, 07 September 2010 01:33 AM

    Poor koththu man couldn't bribe in time?

    Shantha Perera Monday, 06 September 2010 12:52 PM

    it is true that it was noise pollution but noise from making kottu roti is now part of the life.

    sw Monday, 06 September 2010 12:52 PM

    Why are they deaf about noise pollution by blaring vehicle horns even at traffic lights. The biggest offenders are are bus drivers, next inline are "Kapati Shirt" drivers.

    Sri Lankan Monday, 06 September 2010 12:55 PM

    Good move. The same law should be applied to those who think the pavement is their property to setup noisy sound systems and start marketing campaigns.

    sandeepa Monday, 06 September 2010 12:55 PM

    Is there a way of making koththu without sound?

    shavantha Monday, 06 September 2010 01:03 PM

    what is the poor guy supposed to use for making kottu roti scissors ??

    aaaaaaaaaaaa Monday, 06 September 2010 01:05 PM

    Why Wont the PHI catch all the mosque People for noise pollution they are a real curse to society with their loud speakers

    Dayaratne Monday, 06 September 2010 01:35 PM

    At last people are realising the extent of noise pollution today. Actually, ever since this abominable food became fashionable about fifteen years ago, I've been boycotting it.

    deyyiya Monday, 06 September 2010 01:56 PM

    They plan to do it after getting the monks from the temples

    Sarath Monday, 06 September 2010 01:58 PM

    Have they checked the noise level with a sound level meter?Sound levels are measured in units of decibels.

    Holman Monday, 06 September 2010 02:02 PM

    Good good. Catch all noise makers including our politicians. Thanks a lot.

    MLJ Tuesday, 07 September 2010 04:37 AM

    It is not necessary for the call to prayer be relayed by loudspeakers. In fact in the vicinity of Hospitals, no loudspeakers for whatever cause should be allowed.

    ilmi Tuesday, 07 September 2010 04:38 AM

    Another reason why the traditional method of making kottu rotti is dying away!

    ilmi Tuesday, 07 September 2010 04:45 AM

    I actually find the traditional kottu rotti much tastier since it has a better texture and all! Must be due to all the chopping it gets.

    Raj Tuesday, 07 September 2010 04:50 AM

    noise from railway troubles my sleep, can I complain?

    Carlo Mendis Tuesday, 07 September 2010 04:53 AM

    Why mosque people; what about the temples. Carlo

    Sammy Monday, 06 September 2010 02:41 PM

    What about the musical shows held very late into the night? The noise pollution emanating from it would be very much more but the organizers would go scotfree because of political connections.

    ghost Tuesday, 07 September 2010 05:25 AM

    how about the Noise on a Poya day, the whole day it makes a noise and drives people crazy

    Faqi Tuesday, 07 September 2010 05:48 AM

    Only in Sri Lanka!

    Ha Monday, 06 September 2010 03:25 PM

    Buses with those vacume horns should be banned from public use.


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