Development, Disaster Management, Polonnaruwa

Messages by people in Manampitiya and Dimbulagala on flood relief

Sri Lanka’s Flood Response: In Dimbulagala, people protest and plead published on Groundviews captured the difficulties facing people affected by the recent flooding in Sri Lanka, and the unhelpful attitudes of government officials.

Groundviews was sent these images of messages the people of Manampitiya and Dimbulagala had written to their political representatives. The black flags, from an earlier date, were erected in opposition to the irregularity and non-reciept of promised flood relief.

The first poster reads “To all candidates and their supporters, you are banned from entering my plot of land”. The second reads, “From Manampitiya, Sarvodaya, make our village road! Until we have what we own, stay away from our village!”