Stray dog menace at Bamba flats

Published : 12:02 am  May 5, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (358) reads | 

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With reference to the article published in  dated April 25, we write this letter in favour of “public interest and safety.”   


Bambalapitiya flats are a vast residential condominium compound consisting of not only 298 housing complexes but also large multi-purpose halls, a children’s playground, a walking road strip from Galle Road up to Marine Drive, shopping complexes, tuition classes and so forth. 


The domination of stray dogs has proven to be the latest life-threatening hazard for residents of and visitors to the complex. Every morning, we can see 7 to 8 stray dogs poaching around the children’s park area in the flats, washing the beams of the play equipment with their urine and purge. Children who play barefoot are most certain to trample the waste left lying near their play area. Recently, it can be noted that the number of park visiting elders and children has plummeted but on the contrary, the dog population seems to be on the rise. 


The playground, created for recreational purposes, seems to have lost its beauty and purpose and instead become a heaven for stray dogs. Although we know dogs may not have any intention of harming us, we as concerned residents are not prepared to risk our lives with such animals roaming around our compound. Our security is compromised and freedom restricted as late night walks through the flats are extremely difficult, where we are on pursuit by the extended gang of dogs (local and outside strays) parading the premises. 


Hereby, we would like to kindly request the Bambalapitiya Police to take immediate action to remove the strays from the premises and ensure the safety of everyone in the vicinity. 


Residents of Bambalapitiya government flats  

 

The domination of stray dogs has proven to be the latest life-threatening hazard for residents of and visitors to the complex

 

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