JVP slams move to relocate beggars
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is opposed to the Government’s move to relocate beggars.
Speaking at a press conference held at the Party headquarters yesterday (22), Parliamentarian and Party Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath pointed out “the Government, though it had named 2017 as the Year for Eradicating Poverty, had in fact failed to do so, adding further that all projects undertaken by the Government were unsuccessful.
“Thus, in order to cover up their inability, they are planning to dump the Colombo City beggars somewhere else,” he said.
“This will not solve poverty. Without addressing the causes which result in people taking to begging, poverty cannot be eradicated.
Those wielding power have proven their incompetence.”
(Source: Ceylon Today)
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If the JVP is in its right mind it should outlaw beggaring for supporting beggaring is contrary to JVP ideology whereas slfp has no ideology apart from the pancha maha balawegaya which is nothing more than a coalition not all inncluive and does not adress the social imperatives
Once upon a time begarring was something urban and then beggars and beggars had no right of movement to beg. Most likley this phenomenon was exclusive to the muslims and according to their sharia law they were expected to give give away some of their wealth to the poor and this happened on fridays. And now ist has become a profession that invades the privcy of people and they are ofent waylaid by beggars in trains buses and streets and more often than not becomiung incraesingly aggressive. Thisngs are as they are it is about time that the beggars be reistered and since they do not serve the community they should be designated so and they have limited rights that includes no right to vote. Yet thsy should be included in the sensus data and they should carry their identities and occupation designated as beggars.
What does the JVP make of this proposition
for that matter what does sirirsena make of it. In my previous post i mentioned something about poverty where the government and the NGO were working hard at qualifying poverty unsuccessfully. I suppose sirisena ought to yet again make some effort to do this to get some idea of the magnitude of the problem of poverty. Maybe those working at the UNDP will be so some help for they have been at poverty for more than our system has.
The Lilly-White leader has shown already that he is not capable of anything.
He is a thorn in the flesh of social fabric.
JVP says no to eradicate beggaring.
Well, Comrades in the JVP, can we make beggaring a Recognised profession (with its own registered Institution) where members could become Chartered Beggars.
They should also be given designated areas (Multi Storey Office Blocks) where they could practice their profession. A Multi Storied Block in the Port City should be allocated for Chartered Members of the Sri Lanka Institution of Beggars which will have a Code of Conduct, monitored by the Attorney General.