News1st’s Think Again campaign encounters a myriad of unresolved problems

News1st’s Think Again campaign encounters a myriad of unresolved problems

News1st’s Think Again campaign encounters a myriad of unresolved problems

Written by Staff Writer

01 Jul, 2016 | 10:10 pm

Through the News 1st Think Again Public Service initiative it has been deduced that those elected to office have not understood the aspirations and the expectations of their constituents.The Think Again Public Service Initiative which brings forward the issues faced by the voters before the nation, took place on Friday, July 1,  centering the Ratnapura , Galle and Batticaloa Districts The News 1st team visited the locals in Rathapura, Balangoda, Kottungala Ella, Kandha Katiya, Egoda Kandha, Ellak Kandha and surrounding villages.

Although Rs. 1.9 million had been allocated for the construction of a computer laboratory at the Pallekanda Maha Vidyalaya in Balangoda, the only time the students see a computer is via television.

Parents allege that rather than constructing the computer laboratory what authorities had done was renovate a school building.The computer-less computer laboratory is now a class room. The same fate had  befallen the staff room of the school. Despite Rs. 1.3 million being allocated for renovations, the roof of this staff room is in a dilapidated state.

The News 1st Think Again team came across a widow in Mulgama area. Eight months ago she lost her husband to a wild elephant attack. After she lost her husband to a wild Elephant attack, the village also lost the school because of the threat of wild elephants.

Today, Mulgama is simply limited to its name as the locals have abandoned the village. Locals say that despite promises being made to construct an electric fence, authorities have turned a blind eye to the village.

People in Akmeemana in Galle are facing a myriad of issues due to improper waste management by the Pradeshya Sabha. They allege that the Pradeshiya Sabha had stopped collecting garbage citing that there is no site to dispose the garbage.

The locals in Hikkaduwa, Rathgama, Pingkandha, Sirikadhuruwatte Tsunami Village, Habaradhuwa, Acres 20 and Boossa areas shared their thoughts on broken political promises.

News1st in keeping  with our motto of Your Life Our News, close to our hearts, commenced the Think Again Campaign from the Kandy, Puttalam and Jaffna districts to provide a voice for generations of people who have been let down by their public representatives.

We engaged in this campaign for a period of fifteen days covering all the districts.

The end of this campaign will be marked on Saturday, July 2, with four massive rallies around the country. All preparations have been made at four major rallies around the country in-order to exert pressure on the politicians and stress on the importance of fulfilling public aspirations.

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