Written by Lahiru Fernando
04 Oct, 2016 | 7:48 pm
In the ‘developed’ parts of Sri Lanka, people have plenty and more places and ways to get help or fulfill their day-to-day needs. The urban folk has little to no problems in raising their issues with authorities.
However, there are people in Sri Lanka, living in the most remote and rural parts of the country who have been rendered helpless, with no place to raise their issues and no one to tell them to.
These people are our own countrymen, Sri Lankans like you and I, just without the privileges and luxuries we enjoy and take for granted….
[quote]”Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow men.”
— Mahatma Gandhi[/quote]
We at News 1st launched the Gammadda 100 days Initiative with the aim of giving the people a platform to raise their problems and then provide solutions to them. Now, people themselves have taken steps to direct their issues to the Gammadda initiative.
Today, October 4, signatures were placed on a petition seeking a solution to a water crisis. The petition was signed by the locals from villages in the Balapitiya Divisional Secretariat.
Though the people who live here have easy access to water resources, they face a serious issue in obtaining clean drinking water.
“… I leave home at 05 in the morning everyday to find water. After that I go to work …”- said a loocal.
You too can be a part of this initiative, which aims to bring smiles instead of into the hearts and minds of our own fellow citizens.
[quote]”Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be set right.”
— Carl Schurz.[/quote]
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