Defence Ministry orders clearing of all pavements

  • 27 Jun 2008 00:56:58 GMT

    This will definitely reduce hazards in walkways.

    reduce un accompanied objects.

  • 27 Jun 2008 01:06:02 GMT

    Poor people will lose their livelihoods. (Mahinda Chinthanaya)

  • 27 Jun 2008 01:36:37 GMT

    As soon the SAARK finishes the vendors will put all their huts in former places.In any way this will be a temporary measure.

  • 27 Jun 2008 01:56:49 GMT

    It is not only the poor traders who will lose their livelihoods but even the poor consumers hard hit by the soaring cost of living will have to put up with less goods because of the higher prices they will have to pay in shops and super markets. The ordinary man gets squeezed even more!

  • 27 Jun 2008 03:44:54 GMT

    Why Min.of Defence should give orders for such things,this is a duty of local Govt.authorities to keep their cities & terriorities clean & tidy.the problem in Srilankan institutions is most of the officers do not know their responsibilities.because most of them are political appointees.

  • 27 Jun 2008 06:09:17 GMT

    [This will definely bring hardship to a lot of traders and their families. I feel sorry for them.]

    Wait before you comment, it was Mangala who started this kind of projects and was at the receiving end from pavement dealers. However, people commended him for this. It even went to become a conflict between Mangala and Fowzie one time.

  • 27 Jun 2008 07:03:57 GMT

    Good move, payments are for not hawkers, but for pedestrians

  • 27 Jun 2008 09:31:34 GMT

    Years ago, the city authorities opened up a Jathika Pola in Nugegoda, in addition to the multi story trade center to sort out the pavement mess created by the hawkers. But our notorious politicians intervened to abandon the new facility. So the hawkers went back to the pavements.

    Everywhere it is the same. All Administration, has been taken over by the politicians

  • 27 Jun 2008 09:36:11 GMT

    This is good. Pavements are for the people to walk freely not for traders. Whoever does it, it is good.

  • 27 Jun 2008 10:39:37 GMT

    The one with red glasses on see everything red.

    The unfortunate lodgers were forced into buses at dawn at gun point to be abandoned in some unknown places, that is cruel racism.

    This is cruel paranoia.