2016 Kaduwela flood victims protest for non payment of compensation

Published : 9:00 am  November 23, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (100) reads | 

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By Buddhika Kumrasiri   

Residents of Kaduwela area staged a protest at Weliwita Junction demanding immediate payment of compensation to the people who had been affected by foods in 2016. More than 1000 people participated.  


They accused the authorities of ignoring the predicaments of thousands of flood victims who lost their houses and other property. The protestors pointed out that the flood affected families in Kolonnawa area had been paid compensation within a short time but those in Kaduwela area were subject to discriminations. They condemned the double standards of the authorities who paid compensation to the people in one area and neglected those in another area who faced the flood threat on one and the same day.  

 

The protestors pointed out that the flood affected families in Kolonnawa area had been paid compensation within a short period


The protestors were hopeful that the protest would be an eye opener to the authorities and that they would resort to a fast unto death if their demand was not met immediately.