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A tense situation arose in Slave Island this afternoon as authorities began removing unauthorized structures in the area with the assistance of the police and army. The residents claim they have documents to prove the structures being demolished are legal. At least one police officer was injured in a clash with the residents. (KA)


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  • Saturday, 08 May 2010 03:39 PM

    Starting miracle of Asia and is that for indian film festival? always poor people have to face all truble and bear cost of jumbo cabinat. Mr up to you

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 01:11 PM

    Destroy the opposition and develop a Myanmar

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 01:15 PM

    After effects of the 2/3rd majority in the parliament.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 01:21 PM

    Cleaning is a must if to build another singapore, hongkong or sydney.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 01:28 PM

    If this people are Buddist the Monks will oppose such a move but unfortunetely most of them are poor muslims.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 01:36 PM

    Good move , Gota you should do this all the way till Matara.We don't want double standard, all the communities should be equally treated.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 01:40 PM

    Rajiv, you must be living in a nice house and your view of the Indian Ocean must be obstructed from these shanties.
    I would rather, first arrange some sort of accommodation for these poor souls.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 01:52 PM

    people's fate G's hands?

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 01:58 PM

    How come they didnt do this till eletion is over??? Subanagathyak

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 02:13 PM

    This move is a huge thankyou to the (soon homeless) voters!We are trying to give the appearance of a developed nation in record time. I wonder why such a hurry!?

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 03:22 PM

    Please do the same at the Maligawatte NHDB houses. Even influential people build their bungalow houses inside the public car park.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 03:29 PM

    To show bollywood that SL have no shanties & that people are living a luxury life. Rulers are becoming real jokers & lauging stock.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 12:46 PM

    you've hit the nail on the head.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 05:00 PM

    This is gross violation of Human Rights. Even if it is Sri Lanka's H R standard , the Govt. must make sure that those human beings have got alternative shelters.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 05:24 PM

    are you racist?
    realy dont you know how they struggled without homes..
    atleast government wanna give them some places to live..

    Sunday, 09 May 2010 12:19 AM

    Get into their shoes first and think how you feel if this happened to you. Please provide them some shelter first before demolishing.


    Sunday, 09 May 2010 12:32 AM

    personal revenge mostly against the UNPer who cast the vote against this regiment.

    Sunday, 09 May 2010 01:05 AM

    Colombo was, is and will be always a UNP district and this is the 1st stage to change it unless Sajith is elected as the opposition leader

    Sunday, 09 May 2010 04:07 AM

    Yah finding a place first and then taking the necessary steps would be wise rather than just asking them to get out of the place.

    Sunday, 09 May 2010 04:21 AM

    The God is above us. The politicians who ordered to demolish the houses will be punished with their family in future by the God. Do not forget it.

    Sunday, 09 May 2010 04:59 AM

    municipal authority sleeping while they building unauthorised structure now demolishing ...why did not demolish before election

    Sunday, 09 May 2010 06:12 AM

    There are two law and order in srilanka one for minority and other for Majority .always they enjoy the law and order with minority peoples.

    Sunday, 09 May 2010 06:39 AM

    Find Place for them before chasing...... where they go?

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:15 AM


    Saturday, 08 May 2010 08:42 AM

    Why not start from Galle Road and get rid of the makeshift houses that's turned permanent and blocking the beautiful view of the beach from Dehiwela to Moratuwa ? ???

    As usual double standards and personal interest !

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 08:46 AM

    After the election you may face ................................................

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 08:52 AM

    please provide flats to all the slum people in colombo and then clean the entire area by hook or crook . Gota , you should able to make city clean and clear !

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 09:07 AM

    Angel..although we are in SLanka, sometimes our forces and bosses behave as if they are in Uganda..!!

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 09:42 AM

    A plan to chase out the UNP Voters.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 09:45 AM

    Good for the ordinary people who supported Chinthanaya

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 09:59 AM

    in a poor country like ours where living today is difficult Rajapakes should understand that they have not an iota of lifestyle they live, find them alternate places before chasing them away

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:01 AM

    I agree with Angel

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:05 AM

    Good job. If we are to develop as a nation we need to be determined and not give into moral blackmail.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:11 AM

    it is hard to cut down now, when it could have been nipped at but level long ago. Thanks to our city fathers then and now for their narrow dirty politics.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:11 AM

    This is the Subha Anagathayak promised

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 08:17 AM

    guys please, before demolishing the houses go and check do they have proper documents. After the confirmation do the necessary things in a good manner.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:28 AM

    Suba Anagatayak

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:39 AM are you know all these guys are ,,,,,,,,

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 11:00 AM

    This is wonderful but in parallel please make arrangements to start building low cost housing “flats” to these people. I guess to clean up all shanties you may need to construct around 150,000 units.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 11:02 AM


    Saturday, 08 May 2010 11:03 AM

    vote for MR - no more houses

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 11:22 AM

    Do this kind of things without affecting humanity.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 11:54 AM

    these guys are parasites definitely they can live a better life

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 12:00 PM

    This what happend when you vote for the opposition

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 12:35 PM

    Development?? my foot, this is harassment. Why Slave Island to beging with? Perhaps they found out majority are UNPers. Today this is not the priority there are burning issues to be solved immidiatly.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 12:39 PM

    I sympathise with the little children who will be affected and cuddle the school bags and wonder what to do now....

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