Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 20:47
Aranayake landslide victims complain of lack of facilities, one month after the tragedy
Individuals affected by the recent inclement weather staged a protest today and launched a signature collection campaign for a petition against failing to provide sufficient facilities.
Tomorrow marks exactly one month since the fatal landslide that occurred at Samasara Kanda at Aranayake.
The victims staged a protest today complaining that they have not received necessary facilities so far.
The protesters who started a march from Gavilipitiya junction walked up to the Aranayake Divisional Secretariat.
Vehicular traffic on Aranayake Mawanella road was blocked due to the protest.
Later police visited the scene and informed the crowd that a meeting over their grievances would be held today.
Accordingly, the Aranayake development meeting was held with the participation of the minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa this afternoon at the Aranayake Health Services Office.
Our correspondent stated that the protesters expressed their anger by jeering at the officials during the meeting.
Meanwhile, flood affected residents of Kolonnawa, Angoda, Kotikawatta and Kaduwela areas organized a petition signing campaign today.
In addition, residents of Maikkulama in Chilaw also staged a protest in front of Chilaw Divisional Secretariat, complaining that they have been braving floods for a long time.