Vegetables on the road

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A group of students from Royal College, Colombo can be seen here attending to the plants that were planted in road islands around the Colombo city in a move to make the city more environmentally friendly. Pix by Kithsiri de Mel



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  • Dham Tuesday, 12 July 2011 12:02 PM

    This is good example for all shools did it practical way; Now high time to impose a CARBON tax for every poullute carbon ton release to the air. Better action it now other wise too late for these kids...

    V NO U Tuesday, 12 July 2011 12:05 PM

    Beautifying the city is through landscaping with foliage, palms and flowering plants. Vegetables are not permanent and will need to be uprooted once their lifespan is over. This is not such a good idea.

    Bumba Tuesday, 12 July 2011 03:02 PM

    Did some one say that the education levels are dropping in Sri Lanka. It is a surprise?

    Narayan Tuesday, 12 July 2011 09:30 AM

    We first got to get those diesel running Tata and Leyland buses out of the roads to make the city more environmental friendly. More than 50% of the CO2 pollution resulting from these age old diesel buses. We should encourage and enforce hybrid buses for more environmental friendly city.

    dias Tuesday, 12 July 2011 09:39 AM

    If every house can do this what will happen to Udgoshana?????????

    Royalist Tuesday, 12 July 2011 09:45 AM

    Hats off.Proud to be a Royalist

    Roy Tuesday, 12 July 2011 09:57 AM

    Once we sufficiently expand and stabilize our power supply, the country can work towards moving into electric or hybrid vehicles, and waive goodbye to the bread-loaf buses tin-trains we use today...

    Roger Moore Tuesday, 12 July 2011 09:55 AM

    It's a surprise that these vegetables are not stolen at night,given the high prices of vegetables in SL

    Oyage sudu kella Tuesday, 12 July 2011 09:55 AM

    Good, good. But with the pollution how can one eat these vegetables grown in the city ? I too have a big karapincha plant in my balcony, but never used for cooking due to pollution !

    malliloku Tuesday, 12 July 2011 10:21 AM

    Right on! I made a similar comment recently about pollution of the vegetables planted along the streets.

    Konde Bendapucheena Tuesday, 12 July 2011 10:21 AM

    Very good,keep up good work

    tma Tuesday, 12 July 2011 10:52 AM

    what a lovely site but should be grown away from the pollution of Colombo.

    Musthafa Tuesday, 12 July 2011 11:17 AM

    Very good - now every where vegetable I see in my town all vegetable price not more than 35rupees per kg, well done.

    shanthi Tuesday, 12 July 2011 11:12 AM

    Idea is good , but not to eat only to beautify the place , why not think of planting some palm trees, margoasa etc. We can see some of the roudabouts are with full of shrubs and weeds , which can be beutified with some palm trees. you take galle road from wella watte to bambalpitiya , those cement boxes kept by late President premadasa is dying with out any plants , the little remaining is with out water even , fully dried.


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