Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Twenty seven families were affected by land slide in Walapane D.S division in 2006 December. but till now, people are in the refugees camp in Naranthalawa. before they affected, they were engaged in the agricultural field but now their livelihood is a question mark because they lost their agricultural land after the land slide. so those families are going for a daily wage and became cooly . also those people are nervours to go for an action because of the D.S . although they expecting a sustainable solution for thier livelihood and residences.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Twelve families were affected by Sea Erosion in Muhuda Bada Para, Angulana, Moratuwa. These families are fisher people and have been affected by the Tsunami, but the Sri Lankan government has not provided any compensation for these people. After the sea erosion, they are facing even more problems. Now they do not have a proper place to reside, which has affected their livelihood. Now the Divisional Secretary has said "Those people are living in illegal houses, so the government can not provide any compensation for them".
But these people say that they have been paying taxes for their residences, and question how the government is stating "It is an illegal settlement."
These affected people are seeking a sustainable solution. Let's join hands with them.
By : F.Raajan