Tharunyata Hetak to help preserve Sri Pada
A unified and concentrated effort to give prominence to Sri Pada is under way. This is part of Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa’s vision and concept. Sri Pada is part of our valuable cultural heritage. Preserving Sri Pada is a project of Tharunyata Hetak. “Sri Pada may be the most important cultural centre in Sri Lanka and we must preserve it for future generations. Giving it environmental protection is crucial,” said Environment Director Uditha Thenuwara at a press briefing held yesterday with the idea being to showcase Sri Pada as an attractive, clean and orderly destination.
Sri Pada, a place of religious importance must be given environmental protection since it is under threat from pollutants such as polythene.
Discarded polythene is a huge environmental threat. “Shops will be prohibited from selling products that are hazardous to the environment in Sri Pada.
We are counting on the help of the police. We can’t do this alone, we need the support of the media. We need to change the normal trend where discarding litter within the premises is the norm ” added Thenuwara.
It is also important to incorporate the youth. The youth must be incorporated into this effort of protecting Sri Pada.
It is the intention of Tharunyata Hetak to send a powerful message to the public that the conservation of Sri Pada is its number one goal. The media must take this message into the homes of Sri Lankans.
“January 20, 2011 is an occasion that will mark the beginning of a series of religious and environmental programs aimed at restoring Sri Pada to its former glory.
Courtesy: DN Online
It is time Namal Rajapaksa is elevated to the Prime Ministerial position in the Rajapaksa government.
There are 60 ministers; the performance of many in the cabinet is deplorable.
This young man has demonstrated a capacity to be a visionary and efficient leader who has a determination not only to make things work but to succeed as well.
SL needs someone with vision to solve the land and asset ownership issues in the North and East where terrorist tamil squatters were given free resources by imperial forces in pursuing the divide and rule policy.
The land and rich resources of the north and east should be returned to its rightful owners, the sinhala peasantry of Sri Lanka.
The land reform process can be as complex as the terrorism eradication initiatives of the Rajapaksa regime. The Western do-gooders could classify the land reform as genocide or whatever similar to classifying the humanitarian operation for the emancipation of terrorist tamils from the clutches of the terrorist tamil leaders as “criminal warfare”.
Namal demonstrates maturity, wisdom and the energy to drive the land reform process forward.
Agree with the GURU. NR is many kilometres ahead of SP in terms of leadership.
NR is still too young to assume the duties and responsibilities of PM. He has still to learn state craft under his father’s tutorlage and prove his mettle. We do not want the country to be run by father and son as President and PM. Father has proved himself to be a capable and patriotic leader. The son has yet many miles to traverse. He has to learn the hard way, at grass root level. Let him first traverse the country length and breadth, to see for himself the hardships of the rural poor. Let him address these issues and find solutions by direct engagement, by kicking the top-heavy ministries in their butts into action. So many rural villages have no proper schools, teachers and resources for the education of their children. No electricity. Children study at night in the faint glimmer of dangerous kuppi lampuva. No proper roads and bridges in the rural areas. Children cross risky edandas to reach school. On rainy days they are marooned at home, which is a leaky mud hut. They have no proper nutrition and healthcare. I would like Namal to campaign hard to deliver the promises made at election times to the rural poor now, instead of silly noises about “Tharunayata Hetak” by a Sri Pada development. This is totally ridiculous! Lord Buddha himself, if present today in Sri Lanka, would have advocated grama sanvardhanaya than Sri Pada sanvardhanaya. My advice to you namal is to start “Gamata hetak ha sethak” by a fast programme of infra-structure development in rural areas for a better quality of life for them. I cry for the poor. If I was a billionaire I would have myself engaged in rural development at my costs.
What a waste of time and expense, the useless trip of MR and his sycophant retinue to a hostile reception in UK, creating a hole in the public purse! It was a trap planned by diaspora LTTE and the British government with the lure of addressing the ‘prestigous’ Oxford Union. Because of his ego MR fell for it. Once MR attended with his sycophant retinue, the invitation was prompty withdrawn to his great embarrassment. A warrant had been obtained by the diaspora LTTE, with the connivance of the British government, to arrest the head of MR security on so-called ‘war crimes’ charge. We do not know whether there was such a warrant requested against MR himself from the local magistrate. When MR realised the invitation was a trap, he sprung the trap in time and escaped. The OU president lied that the reason for the cancellation was the security threat on the advice of the Oxford Police, which the Oxford police denied. The new President of OU immediately came with a fresh invitation to address the OU on 5/12/10. But this was a trap to hold on to MR and his sycophant retinue till the warrant can be obtained from a local magistrate for arrest of MR also and his security head on spurious ‘war crime’ charge. This was, the ‘fun and games are about to begin’, DC announced in glee. Well DC your fun and games turned out to be damp squib. But I deplore MR for waste of public resources on a useless trip when the rural poor are suffering. Hence Namal, I hope at least you are able to kick a few a.ses of the relevant top-heavy ministries to serve the people, instead of living a luxury life-style at huge cost to the public purse.