Beggars, stray cattle and stray dogs will be evacuated from Colombo within the next three months to facilitate the development of the Colombo City, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said yesterday.
He said this at an event held in Kandy to educate journalists on the programme to develop Kandy City.
The minister said in Colombo there were about 600 genuine beggars with some 3,000 beggars who engage in begging as an occupation.
“Full time beggars will be removed this year while part time beggars will be rehabilitated,” he said adding that there were about 16,000 stray dogs in and around Colombo. (Chamil Rupasinghe)
Agga Tuesday, 25 April 2017 06:55 AM
Yes Sir good movethese beggars are a big trouble makers to the commutersinside the bus and the trains, good that buggers and not inside the aircraft otherwise they will be there as well.
mnsmart Monday, 24 April 2017 05:57 PM
Very good move Sir, don't stop this move for whatever reason. let anyone parade, complete the job
ram Monday, 24 April 2017 06:05 PM
Hon. Minister,Please give us another chance to beggars, and stray mp's in the parliament before remove in Colombo city area.
Justica USA... Monday, 24 April 2017 06:08 PM
4 legged dogs arent much a harm to society... the 2 legged species that frequents the parliament are danger and a menace to society....put them to SLEEP...youd see crackers being lit up all around the country... via DM Android App
Gothaya Monday, 24 April 2017 06:13 PM
Isn't it funny how humans(beggars) are referred to in the same phrase as stray dogs and stray cattle, as if all three nicely fit within one category...
gdj100 Monday, 24 April 2017 06:19 PM
That's a very unclear statement. How do they intend on doing this? Are they going to kill all the strays and wipe their hands clean? I hope there is a practical solution behind this.
Senewi Monday, 24 April 2017 06:55 PM
It is not fair to remove beggars from Colombo while being the government itself as an international beggar.
Sumal Monday, 24 April 2017 07:03 PM
Good move but we do not want another Badowitta. Mt Lavinia is still suffering because of dumping Colombo slum dwellers during SAF games.
Shehan Tuesday, 25 April 2017 06:50 AM
Are they going shoot down the stray dogs ?? Cant they create a Non profit organisation to look after these animals. if we are paying taxes to maintain their lavish life styles, its the least they can do for us..
M.O.A.Careem Tuesday, 25 April 2017 08:08 AM
do it island wide - empower national environment authorities
Annonymous Tuesday, 25 April 2017 08:21 AM
Please do it soon before the animal activists come and spoil it. Stray dogs are a real menace in cities.
Srilankan Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:50 AM
I see lot of people are cursing the politicians, not only for this for most of the posts, it is unfortunate that you guys are not realizing they are the ones who decides our ultimate fate, Im not trying to defend them, but what Im trying to say is rather than cursing them can we suggest them to do something productive ?
Tim Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:22 AM
What about the GMOA ?
shukrimim Tuesday, 25 April 2017 07:32 PM
Wow, What great action by our Beloved Ministrer, We Love you Sir.
George Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:35 PM
Like when via DM Android App
Janaka Monday, 24 April 2017 03:58 PM
The removal of stray dogs, cattle and professional beggars should have been done long time ago.Janaka
sigiriya Monday, 24 April 2017 05:52 PM
I wish you the very best in this endeavor. There is so much to be done. Mosquitoes, Garbage, Beggars, Stray Dogs and Stray Cattle. Wishing you and your staff all the very best
damithw Monday, 24 April 2017 05:37 PM
What about politicians..They are the worst professional beggars..
Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 24 April 2017 05:37 PM
There are some 225 buggers somewhere to be evicted.
victim Monday, 24 April 2017 05:25 PM
while at it...try to apprehend beggars in buses and those who try to sell stuff by force... via DM Android App
Anaj Monday, 24 April 2017 05:15 PM
We saw that you have already started to remove dogs which have been tied by wires and thrown to sea via DM Android App
gobbaya Monday, 24 April 2017 05:14 PM
beggars dogs stray cattle & garbage relocate to diyawannawa via DM Android App
John Monday, 24 April 2017 05:15 PM
Better far too late and reactive, than never. What do the Ministry of Planning do as they should have anticipated with those highly qualified personnel, as regards GARBAGE?
ane ane Monday, 24 April 2017 05:09 PM
before you remove beggarscattle &stray dogs start clearing the garbage dumps in Colombo & suburbs via DM Android App
Ganesh Monday, 24 April 2017 04:49 PM
Something is better than nothing . The beggars are also hapless humans ,so they should be given a decent life while the governments spend a lot of money on trivial matters .Ugly seen when you see a fellow man or woman begs the other man or woman a living
Krishni Iresha Monday, 24 April 2017 04:35 PM
Oh really?? Then why dont you tell your people NOT TO DUMP THEM ON THE ROADS SINCE OUR IDIOTS REFUSE TO STERILIZE????? Dont make dumb comments, specially when the problem was man made!!!
Siri de Alwis Monday, 24 April 2017 04:26 PM
The best idea of the century.Siri
geriatrix Monday, 24 April 2017 04:16 PM
Good move!!! too many stray dogs on the road... any animal rights activist getting upset about this, then dump the dogs into their houses.. problem solved!!
rajiv Monday, 24 April 2017 04:13 PM
and please dont dump them out of colombo find solution first via DM Android App
Nanda Monday, 24 April 2017 04:07 PM
First of all remove the Garbage Mountains. Come out of a plan to Recycle Garbage. Before introducing Emission Tests to Vehiciles you could have done that.
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