President Mahinda Rajapaksa requested all citizens of the country to join hands with him to observe earth hour 2012 by switching off non essential lights this evening from 8.30 to 9.30 PM the Government Information department said.
I live in part of this country where on a day each week there is a power cut from morning to evening. When queried the CEB tells that it's for maintenance. A lot of small industries like garments, cement brick, wielders ect are suffering due to this. Not to mention all the items in refrigerators in shops.
I kindly request daily mirror to publish this
Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 02 April 2012 02:41 AM
Most Sri Lankans are forced to observe Earth Day day in and day out by switching off lights, fans and refrigerators: so, there is nothing significant about this for us.
Kumarasiri Sunday, 01 April 2012 07:35 AM
We do have Earth hour every month minimin 3 days. So this special eart hour dosen't make any sense to us over here at wattala.
concerned citizen Monday, 02 April 2012 04:01 AM
We are having EARTH DAY today again
why can't the government subsidize solar panels?
Fusion Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:30 PM
Fusion Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:31 PM
haha! Good one!
kumisura Saturday, 31 March 2012 01:28 PM
How about having a MOON DAY!....and refrain from using millions of watts to light up stupas at Poya! I have tried sending this suggestion so many times to this paper but it never carries it. As a good Buddhist I would advocate frugality, and also welcome the chance to see again before I die, the Ruvanvalisaya at night by moonlight. Are our children and their children never to experience that "blessed" sight?
Nodrog58 Saturday, 31 March 2012 05:18 AM
Ordinary citizens who pay their own electricity bills will not waste or use electricity unnecessary. Instead the President should preach to the those working at Govt institutions and occupying Govt houses and who do not pay their own electricity bills, to cut down. These guys are the main culprits of wastage.
True Citizen Saturday, 31 March 2012 05:49 AM
Why can't we have earth day every day and stop all these NIGHT RACES must practice before you preach.
tarzan Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:09 AM
cxcb Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:00 AM
samosa Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:31 AM
You don't have to reuqest sir, we do this everyday :) it is not a special hour for us...
zavahir Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:23 AM
Our everyday life style is Earth Day
C.K. Lankaputhra Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:40 AM
Ask all government Institutions to pay their outstanding bills to CEB.. They will then be able reduce our bills.
citizen1 Saturday, 31 March 2012 07:35 AM
Practice before preaching will be on doomsday.
ranarala Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:25 PM
Can you publish the electricity bill of Temple Trees. No doubt it is more than Rs 1 million per month and paid by tax payers. Common people never use Air conditioners and smetimes not even a fan. It is the politician who waste electricity.
Leslie Saturday, 31 March 2012 07:26 AM
Is not Earth Day UN sponsored? If so, we should oppose it. We do not need others to tell us what we should do in our country!!!!!!!!!!!
valentine Saturday, 31 March 2012 07:56 AM
don't worry sir, in Sri Lanka everyday is Earth day and the good news for you is that it is more than 1 hour.
lion Saturday, 31 March 2012 08:04 AM
You have meaning in what you say ! we do not trust anymore !
raj Saturday, 31 March 2012 11:18 PM
thogh Milosovic enjoyed support among his own community, he was later prosecuted by the International War Crimes Tribunal.
kamal Saturday, 31 March 2012 09:30 AM
deepal perera Sunday, 01 April 2012 03:41 AM
idi MR why dont you start saving,start paying at least, for the food you 'r family gobble free and poor tax payers pay ,,
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