Sri Lanka to demolish 10,000 buildings after collapse
Sri Lanka said on Friday it will demolish an estimated 10,000 illegally built homes and offices in Colombo, a day after a seven-storey wedding hall collapsed, killing one and wounding 23.
Urban Development Minister Champika Ranawaka said the casualties could have been much higher if the hall had been hosting a wedding at the time of its collapse, and that the owners would face criminal charges.
“This wedding hall is a clear example of the dangers posed by unauthorised construction in Colombo,” the minister told reporters in Colombo.
“A structural failure led to the collapse.”
The capital has a population of over 750,000 people, while another half a million travel to it daily for work.
“Our estimate is that there are at least 10,000 illegally built homes, apartments and offices in the city of Colombo,” the minister said. “We will take immediate steps to remove them.”
Construction accidents are rare in Sri Lanka, but concerns have been raised about building standards during a construction boom in the aftermath of the island’s 37-year-long civil war that ended in 2009.
(The News PK)
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Made in Sri Lanka by Sri Lanken engineers. What do you expect?
Your comments tells me that you have a bee in your bonnet against the Universities of Sri Lanka. You certainly seem to think that you are much better than the rest of the Sri Lankans. You should be ashamed to be a Sri Lankan and migrate to another country if you have not done so already.
The only feed back we get from you is all negative and all against the University Graduates. There has to be a reason that you are such a bitter person. Come on Ranjith Get a life ,find a hobby or do some thing positive for a change.
Mr Fernando . Please excuse my ignorance and tell me (not two) one thing that is good about Sri Lanken University Graduates. Only thing they are good is giving a rag to follow students ( no other University in the world do that) and causing havoc on the road by this stupid demonstrations. Some time they cause mayhem in the Universality and the Universe close there doors for months.
Some times group of them come on the buses and sell pens to support the poor children. Oh please leave them alone. We don’t them to be like you.
Our University Graduates make cars. air planes , motor ways, high rise buildings? iS that what are you saying Mr Fernando .We get Chinese engineers to do that. In return we send you all to China to do all the dirty work. Well we have to give something to get something.
Common Mr Fernando go to UK, Japan, USA and Europe, see what those Graduates have done. They are proper engineers. Look at your infrastructure in Sri Lanka the state of buses, trains and stations ,roads just as British left them.
We have doctors (medicine men) who prescribe dangerous untested medicine in bucket loads even for a minor head ache or stomach upset.
So Mr Fernando the best thing you and your graduates with the University experience you achieved is go to a develop country and be a toilet cleaners and road sweepers. What else can you do?
I think You are really displaying your ignorance Buddy. There so many Sri lankan Graduates who have made it to England,Australia,USA and other parts of the world and doing very well. You are a disgrace to the Sri Lankan’s.
People like you are the ones who will sell your country for your own Glory. I am not going to waste my energy replying to your Bloggs in the future because I am sure you are a few screw loose or you are very unhappy man who likes putting other people down.
Here you are Mr Fernando. Department of Excise stated that the suspect was a software engineer by profession, and added that 1176 pills of two specific shapes in the suspect’s possession were’
This is our meaningless software engineers do. Great.
Mr Ferenado I am not making these stories. Once there was Mr Alwis who had a degree from Sri Lanken university and came to UK and did his masters in software engineering. After all that what was the job he was doing, delivering pizza. Unfortunately he was stabled to death while doing his job’
When I was in Australia this very nice Tamil boy and girl who were graduates from Sri Lanken university were the cleaners of that hotel.
Most of the care assistants working in old people homes looking after old people and petrol station attendants are Sri Lanken University graduates.