උමාඔය බහු බහු විනාශකරී ව්යාපෘතියට එරෙහි ජනතා පෙරමුණ විසින් ඉදිරි ක්රියා මාර්ග පිළිබඳව මාධ්ය සාකච්ඡාවක් බණ්ඩාරවෙල නගරයේ දී පැවැති අතර එහිදී සමන්ත විද්යාරත්න සහොදරයා අදහස් දක්වමින් ….
Posted by Sisira Senarathna on Sunday, 1 October 2017
Uma Oya Valley people planning to another massive demonstration on 11th October. Demanding to compensate for the damaged properties and lost livelihoods by the disastrous Uma Oya project in Uma Oya valley and surrounding area. And also demanding to stop the Uma Oya project which creates multi calamities in the area. Even though people requested from the government so many time and despite the government’s promises, it has failed to provide 500 liters of water to the people who are suffering from the water savagery by the Uma Oya project said, Mr. Samantha Vidyarathna the chief organizer of the demonstration.
The deadline given by the people in the area to the government has been expired and the last meeting with the government the people gave the notification to the government to settle the matters before 7th of this month, he further said. Government’s actions show it’s unwillingness, failure, negligence and incapability to provide simple, necessary task like, provide water to the people who are suffering from this disaster. Day by day the damages created this project are extending, more and more houses, water wells agricultural lands are damaging, seems to be there is no ending of this damage. By the time now, 7345 houses cracked and make them dangerous to inhabite, 3321 water wells, fountains, water streams and springs have been completely dried out. 4880 acres of agricultural lands have been cracked and dried out make them unusable. 434 business places 22 schools 23 temples and worship places have damaged and these figures are continuing to increasing Samantha Vidyarathna emphasized saying, people in Uwa had enough, have no choice but to deal with the government on the road to settle this matter, So, they will come to the road on 11th in this month. For this purpose preliminary organizing discussions in the area are getting excitingly success, he said.