Petition against ‘flooding’

29 November 2010 05:45 pm - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A petition, seeking an order to ensure the removal of all the obstacles that cause water to stagnate in the Western province, mainly in the Colombo city was submitted to the Western Provincial High Court today.

The petition, which was submitted by the Centre for Environmental Justice-an environmental rights group in Sri Lanka- against the relevant Government Ministers and Government agencies, stated that that the people have been compelled to suffer from rain water but there has been no remedial measures taken by the defendants.

During the past few weeks Colombo and its suburbs experienced heavy flooding due to frequent showers which hindered the day to day life of the public severely. (Manopriya Gunasekera)

  Comments - 25

  • Concerned Tuesday, 30 November 2010 04:22 AM

    Why not a petition against raining also?

    Mohamed Tuesday, 30 November 2010 04:40 AM

    Nothing happens without the knowledge of God! HE knows everything and sees everything.

    ingenious Tuesday, 30 November 2010 04:42 AM

    at last backbone from SL citizens

    Roshan Tuesday, 30 November 2010 04:49 AM

    There is nothing to complain to the God, it is due to the improper and bad planning of the CMC which is one of the worst corrupted council. This sort of problem never experienced before.

    Kan Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:23 AM

    Reasons of flooding are known to everyone, hope this petition will wake up the authorities from their slumber.Kan

    kassa Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:25 AM

    At least Now, Can we prevent Flood?

    Kanthi Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:34 AM

    We can together pray God to bring in people with clean motives and integrity so our country will be blessed/

    Ravana Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:59 AM

    Remove the parliament lock,stock and barrel....this will clear most problems !

    Thenushan Tuesday, 30 November 2010 06:38 AM

    Essential one....!
    @ Roshan - Well Said

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 30 November 2010 06:56 AM

    Who should bear the responsibility; whoever is sub-responsible.

    Fair N Square Tuesday, 30 November 2010 06:58 AM

    Too bad u didn't get the PUN in my statement.

    namal Tuesday, 30 November 2010 08:28 AM

    Is it true that CMC head is a UNP three wheel driver? So what planning can you expect from UNP loosers.

    Fair N Square Monday, 29 November 2010 05:53 PM

    Did they forget to send a copy to God complaining about mother nature?this is all bull. Make effort to look for remedy and force the authorities to act accordingly

    Cham -Minneapolis,MN Monday, 29 November 2010 06:00 PM

    GOOD MOVE! BUT this is NOT the same CJ he who given lot of decisions in favor of Public, will see

    Heamu Monday, 29 November 2010 06:01 PM

    Jail all culprits

    Hash Monday, 29 November 2010 06:35 PM

    nice move

    buddy Monday, 29 November 2010 08:04 PM

    If we are to Jail all culprits. You cannot spare a single government worker.They all corrupt from head of to toe.

    Hemantha Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:37 PM

    Do you know that after 1992 flodding over 1100 million Rupees were spent for flood control, canal open up. But lately all the wetlands were filled up but powerful people. Where are those colombo paddy fields, Marshes? This time they proposed to build a new parliment with the cost of 750 million Rupees. Who talks about poor and other sufferers. If not court who can save us. Politician

    Percy Mandawala Tuesday, 30 November 2010 12:18 AM

    It is pathetic that we have to go to courts for everything asking a remedy. What these so called elected representatives are for?

    Cobra Tuesday, 30 November 2010 01:21 AM

    Make Colombo the model city is the cry nowadays. Well and good but at least now they should take note that building roads and high rises helter skelter is not the only thing!!!!

    ajith Tuesday, 30 November 2010 10:13 AM

    Make more rains.
    It will be a wake-up call to the sleeping authority.
    They should deliver goods or should be chased.

    Neomal Tuesday, 30 November 2010 02:06 AM

    Waste of time. The petition will be thrown away and will be floating on flood waters soon.

    Ranjith Tuesday, 30 November 2010 02:20 AM

    This is a good move otherwise, some may take these removals as plically motivated. Good safety net for future actions.

    Calvin Tuesday, 30 November 2010 02:51 AM

    now all the services has to come as a court judgment...

    and its a good move too....

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