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Monday, April 8, 2013

නෝනා ,කුණු බල සේ(ව)නා වානා

Can’t give in to whims and fancies but we are ready for talks: CMC

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Colombo Municipal Commissioner, Badrani Jayawardena said they were ready to engage in discussions with villagers protesting against the 16-acre garbage dump site in Meethotamulla and provide possible solutions to their grievances, if they were willing to participate.

Commissioner Jayawardena speaking to Daily Mirror in response to the demands made to her by the protesting villagers, among which was a letter attesting an immediate halt on dumping garbage in the Meethotamulla dump site said, “I’m afraid I don’t have the authority to issue letters according to the whims and fancies of the villagers. I visited the Meethomulla site yesterday and attempted to discuss their issues but none of them were willing to participate in discussions.”

Dismissing allegations of the protestors concerning inaction Mrs. Jayawardena said, “We have not remained inactive. Already, close to 101 families have been provided Rs. 120,000 each to resettle in another location and we have also initiated several welfare programs for children in the area. So we are requesting the villagers to come to us and discuss their issues; we are willing to see what can be done.”

Villagers protesting against the 16-acre garbage dump site in Meethotamulla, Kolonnawa yesterday put forward three main demands to the Municipal Commissioner Badrani Jayawardena and vowed to continue their ‘sathyagraha’ campaign until their demands were met.

At a media briefing held before the garbage dump site yesterday, apart from a written notice attesting the immediate halt of garbage disposal at the Meethotamulla site, the protesting villagers also demanded the immediate removal of garbage-transporting tractors from the site as well as the construction of a permanent concrete barrier before the plot to block vehicle access to the site.

 ‘People’s Movement against the Meethotamulla Garbage dump’ Member Udul Premaratne speaking to Daily Mirror yesterday said, “Dumping of garbage in the Meethotamulla site has been continuing for the past two decades. Although initially it was supposed to be limited to just two acres, it has expanded up to 16 acres now affecting close to four villages in the area. Although the villagers have been protesting against the dumping of garbage for the past few years, the authorities have provided false promises and remained inactive concerning their grievances.”

Premaratne said during a similar protest staged by the villagers three months ago they had been promised that their demands would be met soon. “But until this Saturday, the garbage dumping continued. This time the ‘sathyagraha’ campaign we have staged will not be called off until the authorities provide effective and acceptable solutions,” he added.

Meanwhile, a study carried out by the organisation, ‘Women’s Movement for Freedom’ (WMFF) revealed that over 90% of the residents in Meethotamulla were constantly exposed to contagious diseases as a result of the waste that collected at the site. “About two weeks ago, we carried out the study on 100 households in the area and it revealed that over 80% of the residents suffered from respiratory diseases and over 70% of them suffered from skin conditions due to adverse health impacts of the garbage accumulating in the area. Our study also revealed that the waste had been mixed into local water sources and moreover, 60% of children dropped out of school as a result of the impacts of this garbage dump,” she added.

The protest and the ‘sathyagraha’ campaign organised by the ‘People’s Movement against the Meethotamulla Garbage dump’ was initiated on Saturday morning and a heavy police presence was deployed to the area yesterday. The campaign, blocking the road leading to the site is presently continuing with the participation of the Meethotamulla 
residents and members of civil activist groups. (Lakna Paranamanna)

http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/27810-cant-give-in-to-whims-and-fancies-but-we-are-ready-for-talks-cmc.html

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කවි රජ සිරි  අයියා ඉපදුනු මීතොටමුල්ලේ
මිනිකුනු ගඳයි කවි සුවඳත් කුනුමුල්ලේ
ඉවසුව මදෑ දශක දෙකේ ගඳ ගැස්සිල්ලේ
දැන්වත් දීපියව් ඉඩක් ඉන්නට සැනසිල්ලේ
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අපට නොමිලේ ලැබෙන්නේ හුස්ම ගන්න වාතයයි, ලිඳෙන් ලැබෙන වතුර ටික විතරයි.
පිරිසිදු වාතය හුස්ම ගැනීමට ඇති අයිතිය එක එක්කෙනාට ඕන විදියට ආස විදියට ඉල්ලන ඉල්ල්ලීම් whims and fancies නොවේ. සෑම මනුශ්‍යයකුට තිබිය යුතු මූලික මිනිස් අයිතිවාසිකමකි. නෝනා ඉන්ග්‍රීසිය වරද්දගෙන්ද, නැත්නම් කාව හරි සතුටු කරන්න දෙන අමනුස්ස පොර ටෝක්ද?


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  1. \\\\Dismissing allegations of the protestors concerning inaction Mrs. Jayawardena said, “We have not remained inactive. Already, close to 101 families have been provided Rs. 120,000 each to resettle in another location and we have also initiated several welfare programs for children in the area. So we are requesting the villagers to come to us and discuss their issues; we are willing to see what can be done.”///


    මීට හොඳයි කොමිසමක් පත් කරා නම් ත්‍රිපුද්ගල ..:p හෝක්

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  2. මිහි පිට අවීචි මහ නරකය !

    ඇස කණ නාසය තියෙනවනං ගම්මු ලඟට ඇවිල්ල ප්‍රශ්නෙ කියනකං ඉන්න ඕනෙද?

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  3. ඔන්න සේනානායක මහත්තයා දුන්නා දුවන්නම.

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    1. තොපි කාපියව් කුනු,
      තොපි ඉපදිල ඉන්නෙ කුනු ගොඩේ ඉන්න,

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  4. ඔහේ ගේ කවිය නං එඩිට් කරන්න වෙනවා. පදවල මාත්‍රා වැඩියි නේ බතී!
    සිරි අයියා හිටියා නං මොනවා නොහිතාද?

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    1. කවි රජ සිරි අයිය දිනු මීතොටමුල්ලේ
      මිනි කුණු ගඳයි, කවි සුවඳත් කුණුමුල්ලේ
      ඉවසුව මදෑ විසි වස් ගඳ ගැස්සිල්ලේ
      දැන්වත් දීයව් ඉන්නට ඉඩ සැනසිල්ලේ

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    2. එඩිට් ජොබ් එක හොඳයි.
      හොඳ වෙලාවට මිනිහ නෑ දැන්!

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  5. කවුද මන්දා කියනවා ඇහුනා දීලා ගස්ස ගන්නවා කියලා. ඒ කතාවෙත් ඇත්තක් තියෙනවා කියලා මට හිතුනා ආයිබොවං.

    තව කවුදෑ කිවුවා මෙතන ඒ හැටි පුරස්නයක් නැතිය සමහරු මේ පොඩි පුරස්නේ ලොකු කොරලා දේසපාලන වාසි ගන්න හදනවලු. හෙහ් හෙහ් හෙහ් මේවා ඇත්තද ආයිබොවං........??

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  6. ලබන්නා වූ අලුත් අවුරුද්ද ඔබ ට පවුලේ සැමට වාසනාව ගෙනේවා.....
    මම සමකය වටේ ලියන නලින්

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  7. http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/535750_4036191322096_908010658_n.jpg

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  8. ස්තූතියි කෙන්ජි ඔබටත් එසේම වේවා!

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ඔබ පොඩි වචනයක් ලිව්වත් මට එය ලොකු හයියක්