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Sunday, 10 January 2016





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Waiting for title deeds

Residents of the Good Hope Apartments paid in full the amount for apartments they purchased and are residing there since 2006.

The developer Joseph Gunalan Thiyagarajah of Kawdana Gardens Dehiwala and officials promised to give the title deeds as soon as possible. Now it is 2016, we are still asking help from the CMC UDA and the CMA authorities but to no avail. There’s no hope that we will be given our title deeds in the near future. It’s a waiting game.

No steps whatsoever are being held to hold inquiries against this culprit who is ignoring the rights of owners.

We thought the Yahapalana Government, which was voted into power would assist us to get our title deeds but upto now nothing has been done.

It is now upto the Housing Ministry and the Minister in charge to do the needful and bring the culprits - the so- called developer and his officials to justice.

The latest trend is for lawyers attempting to get the title deeds from this developer for cash but we have paid in full for ouir apartments and this included the cost of the title deeds. Why should we pay the lawyers to get the deeds? We earnestly request President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to look into this matter. We, the apartment owners, have been waiting for so long - ten years to be exact!

Mrs.K. Ariyasena
Colombo 4

Washing dirty linen in public

Flog them, flay them, screamed the righteous, ably-led by the head of the Yahapalana administration. Hot on his heels came one of the former head’s staunchest tub thumpers demanding the whip treatment too. Not to be outdone, the leader of the BBS joined the clamour. And, whose heads were they all baying for? The heads of the organisers of the musical show featuring an iconic international singer!

It is hardly the fault of the organisers (nor the singer himself for that matter), that a woolly-headed bimbo threw a bra at her idol. This behaviour is normally a part of musical shows performed in the West.

If our young women decide to ape the West (why is it always women, one never hears of young men throwing their underwear in this fashion?) must it necessarily be the ‘duty’ of the leaders of the land to correct it?

To get back to this flagellation business, OK, let’s go for it, but with a proviso!

The treatment must be extended to much more serious transgressions such as looting the public purse, defrauding business partners, inciting racial tension, defender abductions, bribery and corruption and of course, nepotism. Would that not send a powerful message to the people ruining the country’s morals? Why are our leaders getting their priorities consistently wrong? The public are left dumbfounded.

This whole business points to a huge attempt to draw our attention away from the more serious offences taking place in the country, with abductions and the like.

The chaotic web of lies and deceit that our current set of politicians are weaving is fooling nobody. The public sees the nakedness behind this ‘ Holier than thou’ attitude.

So, come on and start doing some constructive work to reduce the burden placed on the masses. Their patience is running out. If you do not pay attention to this, you may soon be voted out of office by an exasperated public.

Leave the dirty bra to the dhoby wallah!

Ainsley de Silva



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