House submerged

2010-11-11 14:30:13

Government and Opposition Members of Parliament were driven in Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) to the parliament today due to the high water level surrounding the parliament premises. The picture shows several government MPs stepping out of an APC after reaching the parliament. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana

Picture courtesy Sri Lanka Air Force

  Comments - 50

  • Siri Lanka Thursday, 11 November 2010 14:36

    Where they acting in a film ? With cameramen all round and one guy allmost on Ashwer's shoulders.

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    Smart Aleck Thursday, 11 November 2010 23:47

    Aswer usual;ly shoots his mouth off. This time he is trying to act as Rambo. What a bunch of clowns. Pity that the whole lot did not get drowned.

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    Siri Lanka Thursday, 11 November 2010 14:38

    I think all should blame the UNP for moving the Parilament to Kotte... Please urgently check the records to see if Ranil supported the move........

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    A Sri Lankan Thursday, 11 November 2010 14:39

    Why did I vote for these idiots.... Sorry guys..

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    haris Thursday, 11 November 2010 20:49

    hey Sri Lankan whom did you vote for?


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    Mylanka Thursday, 11 November 2010 14:51


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    Hasiya Thursday, 11 November 2010 14:53

    Looks like Ranil likes to get handcuffed....

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    Manivannan Friday, 12 November 2010 05:14

    almost 50,000 families suffering and these people are laughing ?

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    jim jam Thursday, 11 November 2010 14:54

    RW, you are not under arrest, so stop behaving like such a drama queen

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    lankan Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:00

    they should have gone on a trip to another country to have the meeting. We will sponsor them. poor old tax payers money....

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    ibog Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:06

    wow.. good exercise for them & at least they will feel the people's pain

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    Assay Bayai! Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:12

    why is the Media covering these Idiots,Instead they should have shown the people's suffering!!!!

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    Kadira Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:12

    Was it worth the cost transport these joker at using tax payers money. If they can not protect the parliament from rain what else can we expect.

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    Fair n Square Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:14

    sadly it ddint rain the way it did when all the politicians were inside . Had it rained so severe, I bet all of them would be cry babies wanting to get out from there, and ONLY then will they know the plight of common citizens.
    sigh nature missed on a photo op by kes gas

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    kumar Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:16

    Idiots. While Rome burnt, Ceasar played the harp.

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    Varathan Thursday, 11 November 2010 16:37

    Not Ceaser....king Nero

    Reply : 0       4

    Smart Aleck Thursday, 11 November 2010 23:42

    No putha! It was Nero!

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    akila werakoon Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:20

    meka hemadama yatawela tibunat hodai . etakota lankawa ikkmanata develop wenawa

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    mfr Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:40

    Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe, it is cheap publicity , high time you did something good to the voters by demanding the government to withdraw the PENSIONS for parliament members and pass a bill to pay the salary of Rs. 30000 thirty thousand rupees only per month the whole country will appreciate this and vote for you in near future elections-

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    mfr Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:43

    Mr. Dinesh Gunawardena GOD WHERE ARE YOU I AM HERE

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    Banda Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:46

    Akila aiyo maru

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    True LANKAN Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:49

    All in one ....

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    True LANKAN Thursday, 11 November 2010 15:50

    Finally army became drivers to politicians......

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    Fair n Square Thursday, 11 November 2010 16:06

    They should have been sent on NAVY boats that ply on the canals and the captain should have deviated from the regular route just to letthe politicos know how it is to travel on these navy boats and also to smell the stench !

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    Fair n Square Thursday, 11 November 2010 16:08

    The driver of the 2nd photo is an IDIOT and so are the occupants. Look at how high the water level is and it is PUBLIC money that was spent on these vehicle. The following day the vehicle is sent to the dealer for, water has seeped through and loads of electrical faults. IDIOTS period!

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    anura Friday, 12 November 2010 03:25

    well sai!! Prime minister in that vehicle , who cares , public money

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    Api Walata! Friday, 12 November 2010 05:55

    If u look carefully my friend u would notice that air intake(black colour) on the left.that means the engine is water proofed!(mostly used for 4 wheel drive races!)

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    preethi Thursday, 11 November 2010 16:12

    God is talking!!

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    HIDEOUT Thursday, 11 November 2010 16:19

    Thuuu nodaking thopi tika.

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    Ronnie Thursday, 11 November 2010 16:30

    Why don't these idiots pass a bill to IMPROVE COLOMBO DISTRICT DRAINAGE SYSTEM!?

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    Faqi Thursday, 11 November 2010 16:59

    kumar - That is erroneous, Caesar did not play a harp, he played a fiddle.

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    Faqi Thursday, 11 November 2010 17:01

    preethi - Once again the primitive mind thinks its a imaginary deity living in the sky is doing all this. An imaginary God has nothing to do with rain - its a natural phenomena, happens all the time.

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    Faqi Thursday, 11 November 2010 17:03

    What do you expect? Is anyone surprised when people build in the middle of a lake without doing a proper environmental impact study before building? Stupidity has not price.

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    Gulf Kolla Thursday, 11 November 2010 17:27

    Come or go Chicago!!!! Happiest man in Sri Lanka is always happy (6th Pic)

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    lankan Thursday, 11 November 2010 17:37

    this story should have been covered under the entertainment section

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    Kundu mali Thursday, 11 November 2010 17:38

    Pitty the water level did not go high.He would have done a great job. Where was our Dr. Catching Dengue?

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    Patriot Thursday, 11 November 2010 18:53

    Do we really need a complex like this in SL? If I remember corectly this happened some time back and they wasted a lot of money to renovate. They will do it again. As ministers, MP, you guys have a obligation to the people to raise their living conditions, not happily touring a flooded complex. Go to the old parliment complex in Pettah. And who is going to repair the jeep seen here for water damage? Prime minister's office?

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    zarook ksm Thursday, 11 November 2010 19:09

    I feel its a warning from god for bringing unwanted bills like gamming, 18th ammendments, trying to bring CMC under one man rule and many many more things rather than finding a lasting solution to the minority problem. expect more and more natural disasters and try to change ur polycies for the benefits of the people rather than trying to look only for personel benefits ( specialy for the cross overs)

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    Mushi Thursday, 11 November 2010 20:08

    Parliament jokes at public's cost.

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    Love Lanka Thursday, 11 November 2010 20:39

    Wish the water went over the armed vehicles. Very simple way to clean up the country from the corrucption !!! lol. I am sure our belowed forces can swim.

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    shanil Thursday, 11 November 2010 20:59

    This shows there is no proper drainage systems in place in the country. So that the excess water cannot flow through the drains. Marshy lands have been filled and many houses build around Diyawanna Oya. Dept of Urban Planning should do something about it and not allow new houses or buildings be build without proper city planning.

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    Ruhunu Puthra Friday, 12 November 2010 04:21

    Yes the drain systems are not ideal. But, no drainage system could drain when it rains like this.

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    don Friday, 12 November 2010 00:09

    These guys should not be laughing, must be crying. There should be proper draining systems, and other systems in place to handle this type of down pour. Who are resposible for this?

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    the undertaker Friday, 12 November 2010 00:16


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    Ajith Friday, 12 November 2010 00:36

    This is my most favorite picture set, which I have seen on dailymirror. hehe.................

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    Yehiya-Doha Friday, 12 November 2010 01:06

    Curse of God.

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    Gemunu Friday, 12 November 2010 01:35

    Mother Nature, Please save our Country and us from this culprits.

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    Nimali Friday, 12 November 2010 01:44

    Is it too much to ask the Government to immediately start a better drainage system in Colombo? They are spending millions building bridges, airports, ports, and massive construction, they cannot cope with rain, which causes chaos. This is not good for tourism, and it makes it hard for the citizens to commute to their jobs and schools.

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    Boa Friday, 12 November 2010 02:46

    who's paying for all this?

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    Faqi Friday, 12 November 2010 07:21

    Yehiya-Doha - Why do people attribute every calamity to a God, when this is a natural phenomena, happens all the time all over the world. An imaginary God has nothing to do with all this.

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