Home / Opinion and Issues/ Flooding due to blockage of drain

Flooding due to blockage of drain


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:05


By M. Zahran

Under the Gamperaliya program, interlocking paving stones have been fixed in our garden and even the drain was made larger than what it was. In spite of the renovation which would have cost the Municipality a colossal sum, the entrance to this garden gets inundated frequently. Even with a slight drizzle of rain, the situation gets worse. 

Being a resident at the top of the lane, I am the worst affected as either I have to stay at home (I feel sort of incarcerated and at times have to postpone attending to my congregational prayers at the mosque nearby) till the flood recedes or has to wade through this polluted water. 

I am also unable to use the back entrance as it has been locked with a metal gate installed which I think is an unauthorised installation. 

I therefore humbly request that some senior engineers visit this location to see what could be done to prevent the overflow of water from the drain. Otherwise, the investment by the CMC for the renovation has gone down the drain!

Over to the Mayoress for urgent action.  

 

 


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

China’s virus shutdown will hurt growth abroad

Friday, 28 February 2020

Many affluent Chinese fearful of being infected by the coronavirus and being quarantined by the State are staying home. Many companies and countries around the world are linked to the Chinese economy, which is likely to have far-reaching consequences


The reality of the system

Friday, 28 February 2020

The whole system of the country which has been crumbling is now on the verge of near collapse. The political regime, bureaucracy, intellectuals and the society in general did not have a sufficiently developed political imagination to understand the n


Writing on the wall

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Quick! Pick between reading this and opting to do something that really makes you happy. I suspect 99% of you would be more fulfilled getting to work half-an-hour earlier, going to market or school sooner than later, or simply goofing off at home or


Geneva: Right cause, wrong tactics

Thursday, 27 February 2020

The Geneva 2015 resolution is a hidden tripwire linked to a maze of claymore mines, some buried, some planted in ditches, others nested in trees. When this article appears, Sri Lanka may have nudged that tripwire. There was another, smarter, safer wa


Columnists More