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Serving Sri Lanka

This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Tsunami in Matara

LankaWeb News: "Now the main problem faced by the tsunami victims is settling down in thier own abode. Since the tsunami attack the authorities in confusion had taken a haphazard dicesion regarding the distance at which the people should put up their houses. The authorities never thought about the humanitarian aspects of the affected people. They never had a discourse with the people and asked them where they should like to live. Istead the idiotic and selfish political leaders decided to evacuate the people from their own lands where they had been living for the last so many generations to far away places. If this plan is implemented many are going to loose their livelihood. And we are going to loose the valuable beach. How are the fishermen going to continue their industry? How are the other business people going to continue with their trade?"


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