Over to you DIG Traffic - Colombo and Chairman Western Province
I am a regular traveller to Narahenpita. On every occasion I have
noticed that vehicles going via Narahenpita junction, will have to wait
more than 5 to 7 minutes especially between 6.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
This is mainly due to Route No. 141 buses using their terminal as
Therefore, I suggest the following to reduce the traffic congestion
at Narahenpita junction.
1. To extend route no. 141 to Rajagiriya junction, where ample space
for turning and parking. Further more, residents in Nawala and
Rajagiriya face a lot of problems as they do not have a direct bus
service to Galle Road.
They have to go to either Dehiwala or to Colpetty to get to Galle
Road by using No. 176 or 175 buses respectively. There is No. 198
service too now. (Attention:- Chairman, Western Province Transport
Authority and DIG Traffic, Colombo).
2. To have the 178 private bus terminal at Polhengoda instead of
Narahenpita. (CTB buses go to Kohuwela). There is ample space and
turning facilities at the Polhengoda traffic lights junction and near
Badrawathi Vidyalaya. (Attention:- Chairman, Western Province Transport
Authority, DIG Traffic, Colombo and OIC Police Station, Narahenpita).
Now route no. 178 private buses turning their huge buses near the
Railway line at Nawala Road, which is highly dangerous.
3. To have Center Media near Asiri Hospital from Commercial Bank up
to Survey Department roundabout. As the Kirula Road is narrow, most of
the vehicles coming to the hospital parked on roads leading to Anderson
Flats and driving straight to the Kirula Road. (Attention:- DIG Traffic,
Colombo, Traffic Engineer CMC and OIC Police Station, Narahenpita).
4. As Kirula Road is narrow, to have parking permitted from
Commercial Bank up to the Survey Department roundabout. (Attention:- DIG
I have discussed about the above four suggestions with the
responsible people and Institutes at Narahenpita. They too agreed to
Hope the relevant authorities wonâ€™t sit on this letter or ignore
Over to you Electrical Engineer CEB, Dehiwela-Mt. Lavinia
I am residing at No. 35/2, Kalubowila Sri Wimalasiri Road, Dehiwela
and I am a senior citizen, - Government pensioner. Being the chief
occupant of the house, I wish to bring to your notice, that in front of
my house, there is a street lamp-post, and the power light therein does
not function for the last few months.
The people of the area are inconvenienced a lot in the nights due to
darkness, when passing through this lane, especially, the children and
ladies fear much of thieves (robbers) and pick-pocketers etc. Your
office lines are always busy, or engaged, or there is no proper answer
from your staff, when I had attempted to contact you, over the
The residents of this area request you to look into this matter and
provide us the regular functioning of the said street power light in
question. Your early attention, will be greatly appreciated.
S. T. ARASU
Over to you CMC Commissioner
So many have already written with regard to the flash floods in
Colombo and have pointed out that the CMC officials are directly
answerable for the problem. Present CMC Commissioner is also responsible
for the water that inundates the main Negombo Road between Hendala
Junction and the Police station.
The house and land the Commissioner received from his parents was
sold a couple of years ago, along with the State owned rain water drain
that was on their boundary. It was 10 to 12 feet in width. The drain
used to take the rainwater to the stream that connects the Kelani River.
It still exists beyond this property up to the stream.
Due to this unlawful encroachment, pedestrians find it difficult to
walk on this stretch even during a slight shower, as water does not
Many complaints were forwarded to the Wattala UC and the Police, but
so far no one has taken any action.
Over to you Chairman SLT
SLT workers are in the habit of dumping their damaged concrete posts
by the roadside, whenever these are replaced.
They seem to be very reluctant to remove these posts. This amounts to
neglect of duty.
They do not believe in the inconvenience caused to the poor
pedestrians and the vehicles that use these roads.
Very often wild bush grows over these posts thus covering them
completely and make it hazardous for the road users.
No roadside cleaning can be done. Workers who clean and sweep the
roadside too ignore these places. It is hoped that the SLT authorities
would pay little more attention to this type of lapse of their workforce
and be more conscious and responsible for the safety of the road users.
CSI College clarifies
Reference to news item â€˜Over to you Transport Minister and Traffic
Policeâ€™ under Peopleâ€™s voices column published on June 06, 2007 (page
12) regarding traffic congestion at the Anderson Road junction near CSI
college is not written by Mangala Wijekularatne, Director, CSI College.