I posted my comments on this a few months back. This cartoon from the newspapers last week captures it well :
Land-filling 450 acres of ocean will sink Sri Lanka in more ways than one. Fiscal … there is a chance of recovery – generations for the next few centuries can pay the debt.
Destruction of the environment – IRREVERSIBLE.
These are some shots I took of the Port City Development – attempts to ‘land fill’ the ocean!
There is a huge controversy behind this project which was done by the Rajapakse regime without any Impact Assessment. Who needs EIA’s when money beckons?
I do not find any beauty in these pictures – destruction cannot be beautiful !!
For those who may be interested, also adding the ‘vicinity’ of the Port which is in the heart of Colombo as at present.
Galle Road at the end of Galle Face promenade
Filling of the ocean ….
The end of the famous Galle Face green.