27 November, 2021

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Wonder Of Asia: Pictures Of A First Class Railway Carriage In Sri Lanka

The pictures posted on Facebook show the real condition of a First Class railway carriage in Sri Lanka.

Posting a few pictures on his Facebook, a Visiting Lecturer at both the Colombo University and the Open University Sri Lanka, Chanuka Wattegama says; “This is a FIRST CLASS carriage in Sri Lanka Railways. I don’t know when it was built but the warning (A Fine of Rs. 20 for pulling the train) gives an indication. Unbelievable is that this comes from a country that heavily depends on tourism.”

Pictures below show a first class carriage of Meena Gaya Intercity Express train – Colombo to Batticaloa. Baticaloa is a major tourist destination in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority says; Pasikuda and Kalkuda are unspoilt beaches in the East coast of Sri Lanka, close to the town of Batticaloa. The white sands, clear blue water, and the stillness of the sea are both captivating and unparalleled by far.

Train Sri Lanka

 

Train 2

 

Train 3

 

Train 4

 

Train 5

 

Train5

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  • 14
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    I really dont why CT gives publicity to this kind of inputs.

    As we are all aware that SL is still one of the poorest countries in the world.

    So how can they expect toilets of 1st class locomative compartment to be like that of developed world ? Just ridiculous to discuss these issues.
    How many of island´s population live under poverty lines in SL ?
    May be colombo city got just beautified to show off those state leaders arrived in to the country for CHOGEM in last November. But have they the authorities created an environment to keep clean public toilets in city corners of the capital ? No. It is all undrestandable that we are just a poor nation though the rulers are trying to show something else by abusing the folks taking credits from foreign banks by morgadging even unborn ones.

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      NO. These things should be given publicity.

      Unless, someone says something about them no one is going to take action.
      How much money do you think we need to keep these carriages clean? The money that is allocated is more than enough. It is inherent corruption and inefficiency that is the problem.

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        Navin

        Actually this is Indian Railway toilet, published here as Sri Lankan one, part of the international conspiracy to discredit Sri Lanka. LTTE rump and the Tamil diaspora has hired Channel 4 to produce these fake photos.

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          NV@,
          You may be right.
          This I too felt immediately after seeing the pics.

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            Poverty my foot you never see with your mind- free education, free food of the Sinhala only Banda’s. Even a mangy street cat does it better.

            Stupidity has no limits while Geniuses do!!

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            OH my god,
            Did Callum Macrae photograph any of these toilets when he went on train up to Anurathapura? Did he go on 3rd class, worse still?

            If so, surely he should show this in his latest film on Sri Lanka.

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            Desperate_Lanka,

            How did you blind creature read this post?

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          [Edited out]. Calling yourself veddha why don’t you wear a loin cloth and dance around like a Rodhiya, you dirty inbred. Real [Edited out] like you must be letting your wife dance topless for the white tourist for living. Now stop blabbering here and scavenge for your daily meal in the garbage dump.

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            Maveeran,

            Hay you lunatic [Edited out] calling yourself Maveeran why don’t you wear a loin cloth and dance around like a Rodhiya, you dirty inbred. Real [Edited out] like you must be letting your wife dance topless for the white tourist for living. Now stop blabbering here and scavenge for your daily meal in the garbage dump.” Get lost you stinking fucker.

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            Maveeran

            “Calling yourself veddha why don’t you wear a loin cloth and dance around like a Rodhiya”

            When did you last see a Rodya dancing to entertain you, your father, grandfather, great grandfather, ………?

            Come back to 21st century.

            “Now stop blabbering here and scavenge for your daily meal in the garbage dump.”

            I have no intention of following your footsteps.

            Have fun.

        • 11
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          you all sinhalese from india ne. So the notice board shows your greatest language sinhalese in Trains running in indian cities? Sri Lanka is the only nation cant write tamil correctly in any of their notice or bill boards, Specially entire government system fails, through all your politicians barking tamils are equal citizens.

          We don’t say ‘Thendam’ (Penalty) instead we say ‘Thandam’ This is the only enough prove to show where these pictures were taken.

          Poor people in South you all still justifying the corruption of the regime by telling Channel 4, LTTE and diaspora. You may not travel in this train at all, but that doesn’t mean you can justify everything all the time…

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            LOL

            “So the notice board shows your greatest language sinhalese in Trains running in indian cities?”

            Reread my comment above:

            LTTE rump and the Tamil diaspora has hired Channel 4 to produce these fake photos.

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              NV@;

              I think those who add their comments from SL, can recorrect this.

              I have no idea whether the pics belong to lanken trains or those of India.

              But I believe, if it is for first class compartment, the responisble authorities would not have allowed to stagnate those basins in as shown in the pics. Some of the commentators argue that the country is now a middle income nation.

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            If the tamil words are wrong, talk to the authorities and correct them. There are many ministries to do that. That is better and more effective than crying in internet.

            South very well knows MR regime is corrupt and useless. But they have no alternative and they know very well what CH4 is

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          NV if this is an Indian Railway carriage, How come the Emergency Notice is in Sinhala, Tamil and English?

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          come on man… jut get into the train and have a look at. then you will realise the truth. Why you want to resuscitate LTTE.

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          I don’t agree. I happened to take the night mail to Badulla on the 1st Class Sleeping Birth.It was “HORRIBLE” and it was a nightmare spending the night.When I see the photos of the 1st Class compartment in the train to Batticaloa,it looks very much better when compared to the 1st Class sleeping Birth I travelled.Not clean,no blankets.You simply cannot step into the toilet.Filthy and smelling.
          I can’t understand why the Authorities of the Railway keep a blind eye.Perhaps they have never cared to travel or step into those compartments.

      • 5
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        Navin, I totally agree with you.

        It’s not only toilets in trains, but public toilets in general are absolutely filthy.

        Sri Lankans need to be toilet-trained and the importance of toilet hygiene instilled into them.

        We should have a separate ministry for this subject.

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          MM Jnr – Would be difficult to find a Minister for this Ministry!

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          Mahadana muththa,we are a nation of International toilet
          cleaning experts,how come our own toilets crying foul?
          No need for a separate ministry,foreign employment
          ministry can handle it.

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          Mahadana Muththa (Jnr),

          The mouths of Jarapassas and the entire pro Jarapassa politicians and those who are fond of Jarapassas are just like the toilets in the pictures! The new ministry proposed by you must be headed by the top “toilet mouther” MARA himself!

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          MM (Jnr),

          “We should have a separate ministry for this subject.”

          Perhaps this portfolio should come under the Minister of Public Relations and Public Affairs- Mervin Silva.

      • 9
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        Excellent and thanks for posting these photos CT, and showing the truth about Jarapassa’s development model.
        This is the sort of photo-journalism we need. NOT silly Selfies!

        The UDA under Gota the goon has spent billions to carpet roads for Namal Rajapaksa and his friends to have fun with Lambhughinis and Night car races and for the CHOGM circus- which by the way are environmentally polluting – for the super NEW rich to have fun.

        Mean while, esentail public transport system which is far more environmentally friendly is neglected because Jarapassa and the politicians do no use public transport which only the poor use. But those who study urban development know that Imporving public transport is the key to cleaner and ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY and less poluuted cities, if more people use public transport and few use cars which add far more environmental pollution should be the model of TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT – given high energy costs.
        However, the uneducated Rajapassa regime which likes status symbols think that luxury cars are a sign of development!
        The Colombo railway station does not have a cafe for a coffee. The toilets stink – same for Kandy station. The bus station is also a mess. The model of development of the Jarapassas is TRICKLE UP – so-called development that benefits the rich and dehumanizes and DISPLACED the poor and middle class..

      • 6
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        Agree. Well done CT. There is no reason to hide these things.

        Facade must be exposed. This is how average man and woman travel in the miracle of Asia.

        While corrupt politicians of all political parties, their cronies and henchmen speed about in massive SUVs at state expense.

        Idiotic voters who travel in these horrible public transport wagons elect the monkeys who travel in luxuirious SUVs.

        What a joke! And why hide it? To who’s benefit?

        Cheers!

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          Ben Hurling

          Do you see any LTTE/IC conspiracy hell bent on undermining Sri Lankan sovereignty?

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            Native,

            As a patriot I cannot rule it out. Can I?

            Such paranoid speculation is in my DNA.

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              Ben Hurling

              “Such paranoid speculation is in my DNA.”

              I understand.

              A spell in the jungle would cure your paranoia.

      • 1
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        ‘How much money do you think we need..?’

        Not much for some VIM and toilet brushes at least..

    • 17
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      It is the reflection of current Sri Lankan status of politics.

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        good one! Actually the sums MR has already abused, could better be used for training these staffs properly so that they can keep these places clean.

    • 5
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      Cleanliness is the main issue. Most Western tourists won’t complain if these toilets and washbasins are clean and working!!!

      • 9
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        Sadly these toilets are a reflection of the toilet habits of many of our Sri Lankans. A good number of the population still defecate ‘al fresco’ under a tree or on the beach. Grown up men still piss in the streets. Fish women in the beach areas have been seen pissing standing up after spreading their legs. Most people use squat pans and will splash water all over when washing their arses.Tourists should be advised to somehow manage till they get to at least a four star hotel. One day…the majority of our Sri Lankans will learn how to use a toilet and keep a clean toilet and leave it that way when they finish. Wonder of Asia??? more like Wonder of Arsia.

        • 2
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          …And they talk about Toilet Nadu!

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        Western tourist, even the Swiss warehouse worker who goes there doesn’t complain.

        In China back in the late 80’s toilet paper was costlier than beer.

        Yeah my boy China gave the world the potty but today the Chinese carry the tin and it’s called being environmentally friendly.

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          what do you mean ?

          “Yeah my boy China gave the world the potty but today the Chinese carry the tin and it’s called being environmentally friendly”.

          I heard this to be the case with Bangkok traffic police, but not about Chinese in general ? Perhaps, in HKong, Beiging and the like big cities.

          Truth is – thre are a large number of chinese still under poverty line.

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            This is what happens with folk of that Sinhala only breed- the nava colomba malasanya ge thannawe.
            Stupido seeing is 50% that’s your problem. You are seated on a potty in the EU and think that you are now the sudu pukka. You have to travel with other cultures and see with your mind than be gullible to TV. Even today at large cities of China there are tins in buses, you find folk carrying tins and kids with rear slit pants doing it on the landings of hospitals so because of its continuity I asked the head of the deptt Dr and she felt ashamed but could not stop it(it seems you don’t read western reporters who have travelled either)
            Even in a mega store there are rows of unisex toilets with no doors- because they can see pussy every day, while you will shout rape even after consent. There are rarely rapes in China even pretty young tipsy girls walking home at 2 am. Do you know that the Japanese still call you folk and Bengalis as smelling of fish? I treat the Japs like shit but you Sinhalese beg from the fascist.
            Truth is no one in China goes hungry as in Sri Lanka or India. China has a 250 million unemployed and would like the EU/US to pay the trillions borrowed. The 10 year national development is on so don’t expect more stupid political aid shameless key board warrior.

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              Great, thanks very much.

              I travel a lot, but I dont need to prove them to you or anyone.

              Anyway, you seem to have NOT learnt to be somewhat DECENT/POLITE. Apparently not easy to your species. PEACE.

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      Really not that hard or expensive to have clean toilets, if the authorities actually cared. It’s not like we are discussing top notch medical care here.

      Have you seen the locmotives used in Colombo; they are old and some are from the 60s or 70s. How much money was wasted on CHOGM, Hambantota Port and many other government pet projects. A fraction of the money could have been used to modernize the rolling stock and locomotives.

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      @Desperate_Lanka

      Who says Sri Lanka is one of the poorest country? BS! Its a lower middle income country with a PCI of US4000! It is not the question of poor or rich, it is simply a customer care issue. First class means first class. You pay a premium price and in return you must get a value for money service. Sri Lanka Railway does not care about its passengers, it is completely ruined!

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        Man, first class facilities are relativ. If the train itself is a very old one.
        How can they provide the passengers with good toilets ? What bothers me is something else. Those service personnel stay more idling not even fulfiling the essential part of their duties. These they should change not only in rail other depts as well. It is the mentality -hard working charactor should be introduced to them.
        I think Desperate is right here.

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          Jay

          “Those service personnel stay more idling not even fulfiling the essential part of their duties.”

          That is one reason as to why a government should govern.

          Can an effective manager sack/punish an idling staff for failing to perform his/her stipulated duties?

          He can’t. The next minute the local political thug would appear on the scene and the manager would be sacked or sent home on indefinite unpaid leave if not physically harmed.

          Unions aligned to ruling parties would grab this opportunity to promote their leaders and local party thugs.

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            NV@;

            If this is the reality- there is absolutely no rights for those live in the country today, neverthess them to praise for MR rule is not comprehensible at all. In other words, more or less like the fate of North koreans.

            It is really very sad – that people stay mum further. Arab style spring is a must.

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              Sirimal

              “It is really very sad – that people stay mum further. Arab style spring is a must.”

              I am betting on J Muttu and Ben Hurling to organise it and I will be right behind them.

              If you want to take the lead please feel free to do so. Wish you well.

    • 19
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      Do you know how many billions of rupees is allocated in the budget for the expenses of president Rajapaksa? Do you know how many billions are wasted on his numerous foreign trips with large entourages? I feel it is absolutely right for CT to expose the false miracle of Asia created by the Rajapaksa regime.

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        These dumb uneducated bastards have no brains to realise that. These Sinhalese will even sell their souls to the devil for a rice parcel and Rs.200.

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          Come on, Maveeran, come and see who would do such jobs in Europe. If you generalize this in that way, following are the facts. As one who travel a lot within Europe, I know all these very well.

          Not sinhalese, but the tamils (poor tamils) that have migrated to Europe since 83. Many of them are cornered in Europe. Go and see how they live in Switzerland, Denmark, UK, Germany, the Netherlands and France. Most among first generation are considered as second class folks to the Swiss and other EU nations. Key problem they the tamil folks would never change their attitudes easily. One could straighten dog tails but not the tamil traditions. From Basel to Bern and from there to many other places in Switzerland, you will see tamils collecting garbage for them, doing kind of cleaning jobs. So, these are facts – not just irealities. I thought NOT to add them to this page, but your abusive comments did not stop me doing it.
          But I have met few second generation tamils that have been working as university educated professionals. Latter is just a very tiny fraction of them.

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            Ado Srimal [Edited out] , In my company they are only employing Sinhalese to clean the toilets, these young Sinhala men proudly wash an clean toilets in foreign countries but they don’t want to keep their toilets clean in Srilanka. Why? Talking about whose cleaning whose toilet lol. Tamils are educated and they all are holding respective jobs like Engineers, doctors, Scientists, Pilots etc. but the Sinhalese are still cleaning arses. Im not making it up, but this is the fact, the truth.

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              We the sinhalese like me leaving our everything aside, are ready anytime to keep things cleaner. But I agree with the facts that there are masses that would not do so. That is why we discuss it here. Anyway, I dont think it is right you to generalize sinahese or tamils to the manner your abusive brain just allows it. For you guys you seem to be suffering heavily from inferiority complex. Best would be to find remedies for a sooner recovery rather than stay attacking us all here. I have read yours inputs time to time, alas, only abusive remarks.
              Thanks god, I should be very lucky to have met nice educated tamils sofar; in and out of the country. I am one who would never consider the race or/and religion but us as SRILANKEN. Please avoid your far abusive contents. That cant help anyone on this CT forum for sure.

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              Facts as they are: I was refering to them living in Europe okay. I dont want to repeat this. Contact Swiss, German and other foreign offices for detailed info. Anyway, you would not learn to put decent comments. If everyone would want to become Engineers, doctors, pilots, scientists and white colloar job doers, who would do the labourer role in the country. No point of sharing this with you at all – it is just wasting my time. Better to check the facts and figures before add your two cents worth could help all of us the readership on this forum. Thanks.

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                Sirimal stop defending for the sake of it. 2 years ago why is it that Cameroon and Hague called the Tamils from village’s professionals within 30years? Their GTF UK has a turnover of £2 billion; employ around 150k with their 1800 enterprises?? I don’t deny that when I see them working 24/7 this is the problem while they are focused and are well respected by other Asians. Singapore was the joint operation of Chinese and JT’s of a different class like the 100k that live in Malaysia who are the second richest. Back in 85 Finnish multinational family businesses in robotics told these JT are hardworking and intelligent, you cannot deny that even though like the others call all Tamils as rump. Didn’t even P say without the 3 lingams I would not be anywhere? Take care be objective because Sinhalese too have good qualities. Folk go crazy because most of your data is suspect due to emotions.
                Swiss and German is more of the rise of the labour class like BNP seeing their jobs going to immigrants for lesser pay and Sinhala Govt propaganda that all tamils are terrorist ltte.

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                  I dont need to defend myself but what I added are merely the facts.
                  What matters is the percentage.One good kind of tamil gentleman has added to an other thread that one another homeless tamil happened to die in greater London few days ago
                  (please see:https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/god-in-buddhism-a-response-to-dr-jagath-asoka/#comments), please check them for your knowledge, that wont harm you at all.
                  May be DCameron or even some other politicans might have made such remarks for their political gains. But it is common that lanken tamil migrants in general face various kinds of problems in Europe. Above all the discrimination being unable to communicate in German,French and other European langauges. I myself have worked with tamil diabetes patients lately, I know what my colleagues added. Not many from second generations have had the chance to enter Universities.However the numbers could be favourable in the UK or scandinavian countries but not in non-English speaking countries. Dont mix it up with indian communities in the UK, everyone appeared to be tamils are not from Slanka. One of my friends, a Swiss national works on the mentioned statistics corrected me lately, that is why I added them to this site. And I could not bear the manner estraged commentators like MAVEREN repeatedly insulted entire sinhalese folks for no reasons mostly. Besides, the problems that I mentioned about the tamil-migrants in Europe are common to any other migrant folks coming from other asian and african countries. Picking some single issues, you would not have chance if the average statistics would prove the other way around.

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                    So srimal, you just judged with one commentator note, I am too frequent traveller and have many diaspora friends, as Javi pointed they earn more especially lankan tamils.

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            sirimal

            “Key problem they the tamil folks would never change their attitudes easily. One could straighten dog tails but not the tamil traditions. “

            What do you see as Tamil attitudes and Tamil traditions?

            “Most among first generation are considered as second class folks to the Swiss and other EU nations.”

            Does it matter whether they are being treated as second class citizens in foreign land given that they have been treated as third class citizen in their land of birth.

            My Elders who travel far and wide tell me lot of stories that I find it unbelievable.

            Those Sinhalese who went to Europe, North America and Australia as refugees looking for greener pastures are indeed lucky, to have found jobs in Tamil owned shops and Tamil households. I am told the employer employee relation seems excellent. Thank heavens they are not fighting their turf war in foreign countries.

            It seems Tamil solicitors acting for new arrivals also doing a fantastic job. The Sinhalese clients have full of praise for their Tamil solicitors, who know how to present their bogus asylum case convincingly and win it as they have had plenty of experience dealing with hundreds of thousands of Tamil cases over the past thirty years.

            “But I have met few second generation tamils that have been working as university educated professionals. Latter is just a very tiny fraction of them”.

            My Elders tell me that the second generation unlike their hard working parents is lost in Western culture and into all sorts of harms way, drugs, drinks, womanising, stealing, forging,evading tax, benefit scrounging, gang warfare,…….. you name it they are into all kind of silly things none has passed O/L.

            Is it true that the second generation has lost it way? If true as a fellow caring Sri Lanky you should set up a correctional facility to straighten them up.

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      Well mate I disagree with your remarks, “SL is still one of the poorest countries in the world”

      Well the way things are happening in SL right now, especially “RAJA PAUWLE” people and the MOST CORRUPTED MINSTERS ARE THE RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.

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      Lankan Railway idiots should learn from Indian Railway, with good toilet facilities, bottled water (free), hot hot meals, sleeping facilities,A/C etc, still another developing country.

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        Try it out, the Bhopal Express from Delhi to Agra, overflowing toilets, food stored next to overflowing toilets, no toilets anywhere in Agra or Delhi to be seen. India is a developing nation, true, but developing cholera, typhoid, smallpox all over that cursed country. Go and live there.

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          I’m talking about 1st class

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      @Desperate_Lanka

      But according to our ‘massaged’ Central Bank reports and government media, SL is no longer a poor country!! :)

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        Please check the article of TG with references added to it how the current rulers manipulated the facts and figures. I earlier thought these are just whispers. But now greater writer like TG has made it clear with all references. So, can anybody reject them now ?

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      Why does CT give pblicity to this sort of thing? CT in conjunction with TamilNet and other LTTE rump will give any negative impressions of Sri Lanka as UNHRC circus approaches in March 2014. This picture of course in due course will be tied to other alleged HR violations of the Sri Lanka. Muck raking is big business for the CT. Have you ever seen pictures of grand development projects on CT? I doubt it. A balanced approach to reporting is a long way off for CT, it seems.

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        @lal

        The ‘balanced approach to reporting’ is done by the Lake House newspapers, Daily Noise, Rupavahini, ITN, SLBC and most private media outlets who have been bought or cowed down into toeing the RajaPassa line. :)
        Sycophants like Malinda SeneviRotten, Dayan J, Michael Roberts, Padraig Holmang and others have been given a voice on CT just like Eelaam supporters also have a voice, so on any given day there is enough balance on CT.

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      I agree with you. However, we must not undertake stuff which we cannot execute correctly and well.
      If the CGR has to run a first class compartment, let it be first class as the name implies. Otherwise, forget about it.
      CT must expose these shortcomings for the tax payer will not know what is really going on in the country, besides big talk about development.

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      Desperate_Lanka,

      Why the hell are you moaning about the exposure of the facts? It is only the pro-rajapaksha rogues who are offended by exposure of this kind of facts because they are busy painting a fake prosperous and beautiful picture of Sri Lanka while robbing everything of the country. The stupid bastards of this country must be hauled into these toilets again and again to remind them that it is for this kind of degrading treatment that they have wasted their valuable vote by electing MARA and the gang.

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      This is the way you maitain your toilet at your house? Shame on you.

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      Journalism is all about telling you what’s not working and
      not blinding you with unreal,false and therefore wasteful
      and short term magics.

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      But the passengers pays the first class fares but the carriage look worse than a third class carriage.

      What is the point of having these “classes” in the railway in a “poor” country?

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        Mokkan
        This is your job. Why are the toilets in this shape. Please explain.
        You must do your work at least for the money you get

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      We might be a poor country and poor people but for sure we ain’t pigs. Hygiene is paramount. I would not want to sit on a seat that has dried up turds of other passengers. If SL is to become a tourist destination these need to be world class. World class does not always translate to brand new but to being clean to international standards. Further it’s not just the Colombo elite who need to enjoy such privileges.

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      ‘poor’is no excuse for ‘dirty’.

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      Who the hell are you? You think poor people use toilets like this!!!!! What hell hole are you from. Labour is cheap here you could afford to keep some one at the toilet door to clean it after a few passengers use it.

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      Desperate_Lanka!
      If Sri Lanka is one of the poorest countries in the world why do we have nearly 100 Ministers?Why do they use helicopters?Why are they given duty free cars?Why are they given free fuel? Why are they given free electricity? why are they allowed to use phones free of charge?Why are they given free official bungalows?Why are they given big salaries?Why are they given a number of official vehicles?why do we maintain a big army?

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      Remember this is Batticaloa train, mainly Tamils travellers use this service. So you can see many such things in north and east areas.

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    The pristine beaches in the North is being robbed of its Golden white sand and Lime stones by none other than the TOP people in Sri Lanka!!!This might cause erosion and land mass going under water and causing floods and displacement for people living near the sea!!

    All the resources from the North and east are being robbed as if It is a different country and the victors are supposed to lootin temples and houses, rape, killing, and abductions!! Where is the reconciliation?

    Sinhalese always laugh at Tamil Nadu as “toilet country” (despite their advancement in Science and Technology, Sri Lankan cannot reach them even with a ladder in this aspect!!!What have they got to say about this toilets in the FIRST CLASS Railway carriage?

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      Many Sinhalese in general are used to laugh at others. But Sinhalse like me would not. They should be aware that we are not superior to any other folks. If they called them the indians dirty, you should better find a clean public toilet in cmbo city; I ll bet you wont.
      I have no idea after chogem, but a year ago, it was still as I described no clean public toilets available for public use (colombo city). I only know that they even shampooed/polished tared streets in colombo prior to Chogem. Billions they had spent for Chogem circus, but it backfired as we predicted.

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        Desperate_Lanka,we need clean toilets for what?Did you
        happen to go through news items in national news papers?
        CMC and Consumer authority raids on food sellers and
        eateries reveal all you need to know what rubbish you
        are eating and drinking everyday, home and away.A Cafe
        in Rosmead Place found serving and stocking hundreds of
        kgs of expired and infected chocolate powder!In Pettah
        warehouse raids show thousands of kgs of expired food
        items repacked and ready to go on shelves.Many fruit
        stalls and wholesalers were caught spraying banned
        chemicals on fruits.It’s reported that eateries reuse
        cooking oil used in five star and other hotels.Cosmetics
        products girls use,not spared.The whole health sector is
        in a terrible mess.What do you want a clean toilet for
        when your mouth,face,intestines and the whole system in
        short is,like a toilet pit!

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          whywhy@
          Let me add my two ct worth to that-
          the latest updates say that 0.5Mio poor farmers of Rajarata/and the affected areas of the country are caught by
          CKDU (choronic Kidney Disease of Unknown kind)- as one of lanken Prof made it VERY clear lately- it was all because of fertilizer use . That is how the incumbent LEADER OF THE COUNTRY speaks about wholesome life styles (as Malinda Senviratne, CE of the Chief Editor of ‘The Nation’ describes on his current article). Had he had wisdom to forsee the danger of the those heavy metal contained cheap ferlizer, we could have saved the lives of those poor farming folks. That is how the rulers subsidized the poor in the country.

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            This is very correct: cancerous kind of chemicals are already banned on western and other developed countries are being passed to poor countries, but these chemicals still are in use in developing world.
            Best example would be use of DDT as insecticide to eradicate Malaria in poor asian and afro countries. Long back, the rich nations had banned them from further use.
            May be without proper study, they the rulers may have purchased various kind of chemicals for the sake of Dengue control.

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      What have they got to say about this toilets

      At least they have toilets. This may shock you but Toilet Nadu isn’t actually known as such because of its overabundance of toilets – unless you count railway tracks and waterways :D

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        And your nation is still trying to become singapore lol

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        @Siva Sankaran Sarma

        Blacker you silly bugger David, the only answer ass kissers of the regime have is to give an example from another country when a mistake from SL is pointed out.According to your line of thinking, because your neighbour beats his wife 7 days a week, it is ok for people like you to beat their wives 3 times a week? :)
        Human rights abuses happen in other countries so it’s ok for your boss Goatapiya to abduct people he does not like? :)

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          Duhwood Blocker – You are right. The Buddha said it better, in the Dhammapada verse 252:-
          “It is easy to see the faults of others; we winnow them like chaff. It is hard to see our own: we hide them Like a gambler hides a losing draw.”

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      It is the lack of toilet training on the part of primitive NE residents causing the problem. They use the train and abuse the toilets and mess it up. As always CT and the diaspora will put the blame on Rajapakses for everything. It is the price the nation has to pay for putting down racist, genocidal LTTE who started a fight and lost it and now moan and blame the rest of the world for that humiliating defeat. Aren’t you happy there is peace? Enjoy it!
      (I am not a fan of Rajapakses but admire them for the splendid victory over the racist LTTE scumbags)

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    We can be poor but we can be clean. After all, we have plenty of water and soap is not a luxury item.
    What is the point that “Desperate” is trying to make>??

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      My point is useless to even discuss these issues in a country where people struggle to survive (atleast over 40% of the population).

      Good if you can change the attitudes of our people that easily ? How many of them spit out in public places ? How many of among beetle eaters behave civilized enough in public places ? How many of them leave the toilets cleaner? Our people would stay gossiping hours long, but not bother to reomove their garbage heaps regualrly becoming just infront of their door steps.. This I have seen even last year – in Raddolugama housing scheme, Kiribathgoda housiing scheme. is this not the reality even within urban households in the country ?

      Every time back in SL, I ask myself why people would not even think of all these properly. They know roots causes of the mosquito borne diseases, not just after Dengue became a big threat but ever before… but have they changed their habits ? That is what I meant. But if you can make them like becoming clean that easily.. it is perfect.

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        “|”Every time back in SL””, I ask myself why people would not even think of all these properly.”|”
        __________

        Heard of dry urinals??(@_@)

        Laughter is the best medicine.
        Insanity is saying the same thing expecting different results. (^‿◕)

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        Desperate_Lanka,

        Stupid loony, on the contrary to what you harangue about, it is this kind of ugliness that must be uncovered and exposed if you want to get rid of them. By hiding the facts you wont solve them. Your bloody Gota killed the beggars as well as the dogs to beautify the city! Is this what you are suggesting-kill them all, if not hide them all?

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          Silva@,
          Here you have got it fully wrong.
          You please recheck my comments before asking me thinking that I am Gota supporter. I hate entire Rajapakse administration. The man is currently on a visit to middleeast by a special plane, as reports say. Did any other previous leaders spend this much of funds only for his foreign tours. The bugger should learn to start with austerity measures knowing the facts that each of us is now made indebted to entire life by taking high interest loans (the gap of loans: 3billion more than before 2005). If they handle collosal amounts that regularly waste through corruption, they could use them for the improvement of rail or other areas (incl. improving sanitary facilities in trains).

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          You stupid kunt, why dont you get a job cleaning the first class train toilets? Its your country right?

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        No recourse or no remorse in the garbage handling problem.
        The bonded private companies for garbage collection within Colombo suburbs only visits in routine sightseeing once in a week. it’s the job of every household to handover the weekly filth to the men in top of heaped garbage tractor whiffing off the attar of both the worlds.

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      Siri,

      You are correct – “After all, we have plenty of water and soap is not a luxury item.” But you forgot another important resource – we also have lots of unemployed labour – the labour that Sri Lanka proudly exports to MiddleEast and South Korea to keep their toilets clean!

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        “|”the labour that Sri Lanka proudly exports to MiddleEast and South Korea”|”

        That is precious undervalued dollar for the stinking rich to live the life la vida!!

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        Do you think – that leave the country for cleaning jobs to the mideval middleeast would be read to do the same being in SL ?
        There you are fully wrong. This is the fact about the average mentality of our folks. May be this is common to all or many in South asian region.
        Lankens in general (tamils, sinhalese, muslims and everyone) their typical attitudes towards cleaning is not comparable to the average ones in Europe or the developed world. A bus/locomoative driver in Europe would invest every minute to fulfil his job to the top while those in our countries would do nothing instead. I myself have seen driving cleaning the windscreens of their buses while being in their breaks though for few minutes. In general, drivers are in general anytime ready to help some if the need is demanded. Is this the case in our countries ? Recalling my school days, how many times, I was pushed down by conductors, once I was even rained by red split of beetle eater – making a batik on my white school uniform. Drivers in general behave as thugs as no rule and regulations are in action (RULE AND REGULATIONS SHOULD BE HELD STRICKLY). Last time in SL, what happened to me was – while travelling on a pvt bus to check myself how commuters in general feel – they the bus drivers had set the cassette radios to its maximum decibles that could damage your eardrums causing permenent health problems. None around me, except one commuter reacted adequately to ask the conductor to lessen the sound, but I did. Thankfully they respected my wish. Anyway, it is the people who have to react against all these chaose. Passivty cant help anyone get forward.

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          Corrections:

          I myself have seen bus drivers cleaning the snow mudged windscreens while being in 5-10min breaks.

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    What is wrong in the freaking toilet?????

    Have you been to India????

    One fifth of the planets population have access to a toilet!

    If the freaking proffessor is not happy, so be it.

    We don’t need toilets…………..we need trains!!!

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      What the Prof suggested was a positive, constructive criticism – hoping that at least the embarrassment may help bring these issues to the attention of the authorities.

      Keeping quiet and tolerating such embarrassing public utilities is worse than exposing them, hoping for some positive action to rectify these issues.

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      chatura

      “What is wrong in the freaking toilet????? Have you been to India????”

      So Sri Lankan Railways comply with Indian bog standards. I believe you don’t set your own standards but rely on Indian ones to guide you.

      Good.

      “We don’t need toilets…………..we need trains!!!”

      Good

      You can shit on the seats.

      A new standard set by you.

      Thanks very passenger friendly.

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        dear native vedda. Your name says it all; Not only are you idiotic
        your language is a reflection of your nativeness.
        You pull down yourself and the great nation of Sri Lanka (which is great in spite of some idiots) in the process.
        I would suggest you go to some ‘;refining school although it may be too late for you now”.

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          “You pull down yourself and the great nation of Sri Lanka”

          Mr Stench, not just the bright native commenting but we all wonder when `you are going to wash`?? Phew!! (@_@)

          You are fearful of your own shadow which is your only friend.

          “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others, merely because you were born in it”.

          Similar to religion, patriotism is an emotion, as opposed to a rational thought process.

          Patriotism is the incubator of wars pol mudda da range.

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          david strange,

          NV has given you the reply you so richly deserve. Your loony answer clearly betrays your loony attitude reflected by your strange incongruous name, a mess of nonsense.

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          david deranged

          “Not only are you idiotic your language is a reflection of your nativeness.”

          Does it bother you?

          I would be most grateful if you would please clarify what you meant by “nativeness”.

          “You pull down yourself and the great nation of Sri Lanka (which is great in spite of some idiots) in the process.”

          Which country are you referring to when you say “the great nation” and why is it great?

          The country doesn’t need me to pull it down, it is doing it to itself fantastically well. There is no reason for us to stop that.

          “I would suggest you go to some ‘;refining school although it may be too late for you now”.

          Did you mean finishing school?

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          And David, the civilised Sinhala elite who takes great pleasures in squatting within the filthy latrines.

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          What is wrong with ‘Native’ and ‘Nativeness’? They are not derogatory terms, unless you are a ‘Pinkskinned’ foreigner from the West,(as your pseudonym suggests), who thinks brownskinned ‘Natives’ are uncivilised!.

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          david strange,

          “You pull down yourself and the great nation of Sri Lanka (which is great in spite of some idiots) in the process.”

          Why need traitors when we have patriots like you!

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        Yes, they just want trains with unclean unhygenic toilets. They dont have noses. People are just familiar living unclean. I think all these should be taught in the schools if we want them to learn keep things tidy and clean. Conductors should be train to clean those toilets. So long law and order is out of action, nothign can change.
        In Europe, rigorous law applications keep things move smoothly. That will for sure help our people to change their attitudes. They should learn to work hard. No room should be given for excuses.

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          Well your Chandrikas Tahathi arre Banda because of his inferiority complex got rid of all the missionary schools that introduced underwear and taught you – cleanliness is next to godliness therefore you are in the EU now rocking away No??

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            Not only in EU countries, go and see yourself the tiger countries (Malaysia,Indonesia,Spore,Bali the like) how they keep places clean. It is the general attitudes of people what matters here. The problem is average behave like waluras (wild swine) yet in the country. So how can we expect them to keep places clean ? The habbit of spit out in public places is common thing in SL. All these should be taught from schooling on.

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        Where did your great grand fathers shit? You Rodhiyas used ur own shit to make shelters. Remember?

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          U sound to be an expert to toileting/cleaning. Why not your company clean all these properly ? We are all srilankens btw. You seem to be looking down upon everyone – may be as a tamil you should be from the lowest caste…. scum

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            Jay

            “may be as a tamil you should be from the lowest caste…. scum”

            What did you really mean by your above comment?

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            Potta Jay [Edited out]. Sinhalese come from the lowest caste of India, yhey were shipped out of India (Orissa) by Tamil kings. Remember?

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        Either, no recourse or no remorse in the garbage handling problem too. The bonded private companies for garbage collection within Colombo suburbs only visits in routine sightseeing once in a week. it’s the job of every household to handover the weekly filth to the men in top of heaped garbage tractor whiffing off the attar of both the worlds.

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      We need trains and toilets . :)

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        Abhaya

        “We need trains and toilets . :)”

        We need clean toilets and toilet cleaners.

        Passengers should be potty trained before they start using public convenience.

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      Chatura,

      As far back as in the 70’s Sri Lanka was rated the best country in Asia by the World Bank on multiple living-standard indicators including for health and sanitation. It was so high up on the ladder that Lee Kwan very publicly declared that his dream was to make Singapore equivalent to Sri Lanka. And now, after almost 50 years later we are in a position where you want to whine about being the poorest country and you are happy and content to compare us with the near-destitute situation in some rural India and slums of Calcutta!

      Remember – what is important is not where we are, but rather in which direction are we moving. Do you realize that no other nation has degraded as rapidly as Sri Lanka has on many counts in the last 50 years – in health, education, poverty alleviation, democracy, …. you name it.

      What we should rightly expect from leadership is not self-serving monuments for their personal legacy’s sake. Do you truly want to continue to hide and bury the shameful neglect of the vitals in favour of such pointless, unproductive white-elephant monument building? Doing that, you are only contributing to an even faster and more tragic demise of this once proud nation.

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        Lee may have said that mostly because S’pore was in such a bad state. The general hygiene and cleanliness in SL have improved not deteriorated. In 70s you will see men peeing and doing other things in roads, beaches but not anymore. Have you ever travelled a bus during that era? Seat covers would be torn, with graffiti on them. Now not anymore.

        Are you really talking about 70s under sirimavo? where people lead such a bad life? Life in SL has tremendously improved with time and we are not one of the poorest. Having a critical mind and trying to develop SL is one thing and being a pessimistic idiot is another thing

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          Sach,

          The pictures tell the whole story – do you think first class train toilets in the 70’s looked anything close to the pictures from the Prof.

          Being a pessimistic idiot is a hell of a lot better than being an optimistic imbecile, oblivious to reality. The several billion dollar (all borrowed) behemoths such as the Mattala air port, now reduced to a parts storage complex, have not awaken you to reality yet?!

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            I didnt ask you to be an optimistic but be more real. I havent talk about colossal wastages in mattala and anywhere else in SL by MR, but saying SL has deteriorated is a lie. The state of these affairs were much worse in 70s.

            People sh*t in outdoor, beaches, roads. 70s was a period poor in SL had to look for food in waste cabins. SL is a hell of a lot better than it was. Only a unrealistic idiot would sa otherwise. The notion that SL was very good those times is lie

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              Oh Sad Sach,

              I was so right to recognize the imbecile in you at first sight!

              We are certainly better than we were in the 70’s on many counts – just to give you a glaring example that even you cannot miss — we now have mobiles that we didn’t have in the 70’s!

              But, that is not the point. I will try again to explain, but cannot help being pessimistic about that getting through.

              The countries that were far behind us in almost all living -standard indicators have moved up so far and fast, whereas we continue to lag even in the basics (public train toilet, even in the first class, is indeed a good example), aside from Maserati’s to the privileged!

              You are right (for once) that even Singapore (just second to Sri Lanka in South and Southeast Asia at that period) was so behind Sri Lanka thus prompting Lee’s hope and sentiment.

              See what Singapore has done since then, and we have accomplished. That was the criticism I was making – not that Sri Lankans have not elevated themselves from bushes to bathrooms!

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                The thing is other countries progressed better and faster than us due to stability, peace and proper leadership. I am not comparing other countries with SL, i am saying SL has improved a lot in a better situation than it was in 70s. I am not surprised if you cant still understand, because just like in 70s still there is onething unchanged, that is the idiots.

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                  Sad Sach,

                  Just as I suspected – there is no redemption for morons! As one comedian recently noted, there is medical help to fix almost everything now, whether it be a weak heat heart, ugly nose, too thin a lip or too large a waist, but there is no fixing stupidity!

                  SL was ranked the best in Asia, and the best among all developing countries in the 70’s. Thanks to our giovernance starting from Banda who killed English enticing votes with swabasha to the present dictator, they have steadily, but surely taken the country downwards – now to be ranked at the rock bottom in the list.

                  I will understand if you still have difficulty figuring this out -afterall, they are still to find a cure for stupidity!

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                    Sl was not the best in Asia ever, even in 70s S’pore is ahead of SL. I am not saying SL has done very well, i am pointing out that saying SL was far better in 70s and that things have deteriorated is just plain nonsense.

                    The hygiene, general healthcare and even prosperity of the people have improved. And SL is ina better situation today than it was in 70s.

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      “|”We don’t need toilets…………..we need trains!!! “|”

      Stop sitting on ice cream please. Phew!!

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      Dumb….. what good use is a Luxury train with NO passengers? it’s like the parliamnet of SL…..No quality people at the helm….except a VERY few…

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    There are two reasons for railway worker’s negligence. Firstly The Minister is a private bus owner and he doesn’t pay any attention to railway.

    Secondly the politically motivated worker’s Union’s. They are robber’s and sabotager’s. Until the government privatize Railway and CTB you mustn’t hope for a better service.

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    Firstly guys, stop comparing SL with India. The high ground that if India can be unclean so can we is unacceptable? This type of exposure is important to show the high ups of CGR and the ministers who talk big that such is the state of everything. People are paying good money should get quality service.

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    This is an average situation in all Sri Lankan institutions.

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      This is the real state of your one and only pride of the middle east UAE and worlds wonders.

      Time you enjoy wasting is never wasted ………(@_@)

      You DON’T get a SECOND chance to make the FIRST impression…………(@_@)

      This not only hilarious, but also unbelievable.

      Can you believe this!!!

      In Dubai, they forgot one “LTTE” (^O^) thing…!!!

      Dubai Marine Construction (^O^) : http://tinyurl.com/mm5anw2

      The modern Arab world!! You have seen those architectural wonders of Dubai .

      However, none are hooked up to a sewer system! (^‿◕)

      The two minute video below passes a line of poop trucks and never gets to the end of the line.

      What were these people thinking?

      An unbelievable amount of sewage is generated by the new high-rises and there is no place to dispose of it.

      Camel sense seems about right! Ha ha ha (^O^)

      Dubai doesn’t have a sewage system for all those big new buildings so they haul it all away in tank trucks.

      Look at the number of tank trucks that are waiting to dump their load.

      This is amazing. They wait for days to dump their load.

      You would have thought that by building all those huge skyscrapers they would have enough sense to put in a sufficient sewage system to haul away all that crap.

      You would imagine that those building that look amazingly beautiful were built on a well-planned system of utilities.

      But, that’s NOT TRUE!!

      Please watch the following link:

      http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/-pQdjwliLMA?rel=0

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    Prof. khareak

    “This is an average situation in all Sri Lankan institutions.”

    All because GG Ponna demanded 50:50, SJV wanted federal state, VP tried to establish a separate state, now LTTE proxy Sampandan demand more powers and Tamils elected Wiggy.

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      How ’bout if the sign read like this:

      Warning!

      In case of bowel incontinence, pull the chain.
      Penalty for improper pulling Rs.20.

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      Native Veddah – Just you wait and see. When they get their Tamil Eelam up North, all those who learnt to clean their own toilets in the West will come back, and make Eelam a second Singapore!

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        I hope its possible to have the whole land as one where a minority rules.

        If divided there will be border skirmish for always which would entail defence spending as in India.

        If divided then :
        Don’t forget you will have to reclaim land from the sea like the floating docks because Douglas is eating the soil. Or else you would end up like stinking Dubai. Solid Urban Utilities first that you can depend on for a couple of centenaries then you can go at any pace you like with the rest.

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    To the idiot who published this article; just be thankful that you don’t have to sit on a pit toilet. If you want Canadian standards in Sri Lanka, be in Canada and don’t travel to SLK; if not hire your own private jet.

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      bo

      “If you want Canadian standards in Sri Lanka, be in Canada and don’t travel to SLK; if not hire your own private jet.”

      Could you include your above note in your tourists guide books and overseas adverts.

      Thanks

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        Its a subtle humour and predicted response from our type of politicans; so don’t get hot under the collar. I was just as shocked by the photos.

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      Dung!! Stop wearing itchy underwear and making tea in it.

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      Bo – that’s a great example of an IDIOTIC comment. Tell us where you get “pit toilets” on trains – or did it escape your ‘intelligence’ that trains can’t have “pits”?

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      GAB bo;
      You are an another Jack ass.
      A buffalo calf,
      who does not understand public necessities, and authorities charge from the publics to give services.

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      So you like to squat on a concoction of lurking germs, in a European throne with a Lankan pride.

      ‘To sit or not to sit” is a question Mr.Shakespeare failed to address.

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        Satya Prema Keerthi

        ‘To sit or not to sit” is a question Mr.Shakespeare failed to address’.

        No “To sh.t or not to sh.t” is the question.

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        When the S@%t goes down, you better be ready As it is , the toilet/comode is the most comfortable and cleanest way to do it.

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      This is a very good example to show how arrogant some sinhalese have been. No matter toilets in public places are stinky or left unclean, they should behave in this way – shooting messengers as usual rather than even not even trying to let that go through their filthy heads. This is the saddened reality of the mentality of the masses in thecountry. They are on Raja ´s side by sending their wives to medieval middleeast countries. Main thing they need money money… no matter children will end up getting addicted to drugs or porno life styles, becoming nothing, but they should have easy money by abusing their female relatives. Srilanka is not second to philiphines when it goes to send their females to middleeast countries, often for lower salaries. Some could better earn the sums if they would work for lanken families.

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      With that attitude, SL will never advance.

      SL has many hotels whos basic room charge is well over $100 a night and SL is trying to woo tourists and expats, yet the country’s leadership does not see fit to improve the railways but will waste millions on show venues like Colombo night races.

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    The toilets are a huge issue , the bathrooms in the train stations are terrible . They really need to look at making them nice not just for the trains but also for the bus stations .

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      Abhaya

      You have a job.

      You don’t have to send your women folks to medieval Arab kingdoms.

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      Hello banana with a bad cold!

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      ab_haya address the garbage bins issue that is real politics for rajapassa to recognise your talent if any.

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    These trains are for non Vellala poor inhabitants s in the North and the East to travel to Colombo to attend to their personal matters, who don’t have the big bucks to travel in luxury.

    Vellalas both Sinhala and Tamils now have many modes of transport , ranging from their own AC Marutis to Super Luxury coaches from Welllawatta,

    And even Lion Air from Ratmalana.

    Diaspora members both Tamil and Sinhala are most welcome to travel in their trains with First Class Toilets and leave our trains to the inhabitants..

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    Constructing a decent toilet and maintaining is not rocket science or doesnot involve a huge cost. Just reflects on the overall management of SLGR. They dont care a shit what the passengers have to go through.

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      They would rather spend biting nails, eating beetle, consuming drugs, smoking cigars and gossiping rather than keep things clean. Lanken standards can be comparable to that of Cuba. But I think, the Cubans, in general keep places clean. However, this they should learn from the beginning on. As few commentators have put it -it is average attitude that need dramatic change.

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    The unfolding miracle of Asia yet has its fundamentals wrong, including its public toilets. Toilet use training and cleaning are not prorities in this country as are probity and cleaning up the public services, including politics.

    Unless the fundamentals are right, the miracle being marketed will prove to be a mirage.

    Dr.Rajasingham Narendran

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    >
    Someone (not the auditor) should check the accounts book.

    I am sure you’ll find expenses (with receipts) for fixing first class compartments and toilets.

    :-)

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    Native vedda
    It is great atleast some of the sense of humour is still not totally extinguished from the critics. It is fun reading your comments.

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    UNICEF is teaching the Children to wash their hands. In Sri Lanka they should begin with the Ass.

    In Sri Lanka they use water. Unlike in the West where they use paper.

    UN Should start by having training programme in Toilet cleaning. As Sri Lanka has lost most of her Toilet Cleaners “sent to the ME”.They the toilet cleaner who finance to pay the debt instalments and pay the Salary for HE MR.

    As for the railway toilet it is immaterial whether it is clean or not inside as we are polluting the environment around the railway track.

    Railway for a start should fix tanks under every toilet in the train and ensue it emptied regularly. This also can generate employment for many. Please try to get funds from doner agencies to ensure clean toilets. Sri Lankans are adopt at securing Donor funds. They are masters at begging and then stealing from the beggar’s Bowl.

    If you want to become the President of this Dirty Toilet Country You must ensure the beggar’s Bowl is filled by the Foolish Foreigners and get the money transferred to your account to run your Election Campaign.
    Every Year is an Election Year is Sri Lanka. Or else How can Citizen Perera get at least One HEarty Buriany Parcel year.

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    To all who hate this WOA PICTURES, pls, don’t forget that we are sending a state owned plane to bring a pet dog from Ausy to satisfy an individual’s pleasure at as you all say our poor people’s cost. And we are holding night races every year to satisfy the TYRANNICAL SIBLINGS pleasure AT OUR POOR PEOPLE’S COST.

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    Yarl Devi?

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      No, this is your toilet in your home turd.

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      YOu should be proud of this. But why all the toilet cleaners you employed KP Karuna Pillaiyan Mokkan ….. not doing their job. unless you excluded trains in their contact.

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    MY STORY
    Three years ago, having bought first class tickets at Fort railway station to Haputale we got into the night-mail train to find that the compartment was so crowded that there was no space even to travel seated on the floor. The situation was the same or worse in the other compartments too.Whether you believe or not, we travelled from 8 p.m to 5 a.m , nine hours , standing. Only around 4 in the morning we managed to find a little space to sit on the floor of the compartment. We found no seat until we got down at Haputale around 6 in the morning.
    It is the true situation of railway service of this country after being it under many Ministers of Transport of the UNP and the SLFP.The truth is the railway service has gone from bad to worse.Nobody can excuse by saying this is a poor country.If this is a poor country why do we have around 100 Ministers?if this a poor country why do the Ministers and MPs buy cars without paying duties?
    The public transport service has deteriorated simply because no government has paid serious attention to develop it.They do not want to develop it their interests lie elsewhere.In foreseeable future too we cannot expect an improvement in the public transport service as politicians are hell bent on fattening their bank accounts through businesses, commissions and under hand deals, not the public service.
    So it is the responsibility of the media to expose how commuters suffer when they use the public transport.

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      Same applies to our schools. No funding and infrastructure awful. Last set of funding during the days of Mr Kannangara.

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    Clearly shows that CT is jobless by providing publicity for shitty tamilnadu shit trains n shit holes

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    corrections
    1 They do not want to develop it as their interests lie elsewhere.
    2 In foreseeable future too, we cannot expect an improvement in the public transport service as politicians are hell bent in fattening their bank accounts through businesses, commissions and underhand deals, not in serving the public who elected them.

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    What DT wants is only negative publicity for Sri Lanka. Nothing to be alarmed of . But if this is truer it is ddplorabke, to say the least . How can any person use a loo such as this?

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    First of all we have to train our guys how to use the toilets.
    It is not about maintenence only.Because even if you clean a toilet
    it can be ruined by the one who uses it.This should start from school level and even the trainers have to be trained first.The majority of our folks dont know how to use the toilets as they are used only to the “Kakusiya”

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    This is an international conspiracy!

    We don’t need trains, we need shit holes.

    BTF nad GTF are the culprits.

    I think all srilankans who use trains should be issued with “Amude” so we can save on shit holes ;-))

    Must admit I love the comentries here.

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    as usual most of the commentors showing their utter stupidity again over this simple issue ,some trying to make it political while others comparing to Tamil Nadu , this is the root cause of SL problem , for heavens sake this is said to be a “FIRST CLASS Railway Carriage TOILET ” so it must be clean , that is all nothing more nothing else, what nonsense this “Desperate_Lanka ” guy tries to bring here ????????

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      Srilal@,
      You are right. Have you seen this in SL ?
      is this the reality for such 1st class trains there ? As I heard they imported several locomative engines, compartments already few years ago.

      I have no idea about lanken trains facilities. Nor have I heard a word from any foreigners criticising them yet. Back in late 80ties I happened to travel from Pera to Cmbo once. I thought the standards in general have been improved lately.

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        Srimal ,

        same rule applies to any common toilet in SL ,but one would expect ist class standard from a First Class Railway Carriage, that’s all.

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      To all those who claim that these photos are Fake, Challenge the Minister of Transport to show us photos a real SLGR, First Class Railway Carriage.

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        I dont think today´s minister of Transport (Kumara Walgama ?) would ever react to such challenges; an another street man with an abusive mouth to the size of Mervins). Once I happened to watch him holding a speech in the parliament – his remarks to his colleague -Ms Rosi Senanayake was far abusive to entire female community of the nation.

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        Rationalist

        “Challenge the Minister of Transport to show us photos a real SLGR, First Class Railway Carriage.”

        He would send one of his favorite hangers on to Japan, Norway, Singapore,…………….. to shoot appropriate photos to rebut you.

        Further expenses for the passengers and little would be improved.

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          It runs in the genes of the bestiality mahawamse. they don’t have lions but at least observe cats.

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      sorry , a typo

      “that is all nothing more nothing else,”

      it should be

      “that is all nothing more nothing LESS “

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    Toilets reflect the RAJAPOX family. THANKS CT.
    PLEASE SEND THESE PHOTOS TO THE TOURIST BOARD OFFICIALS. LET THEM CLEAN IT UP. Why not ask the RAJAPOX family to clean the carriages. Have they forgotten their family job !!!

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    why can they employee some one to clean them , or asked current staff to clean them, labor cost in sri lanka very low and we shd employee ppl to clean these toilets, not a big deal , we have lost lot of toilet cleaners due to the war and some of them seeking Refugee state in west, may be that why these toilets aren’t clean.

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    This particular compartment is one of the few remaining old carriages in service.
    The new trains have excellent toilets.
    There are two things that makes it look ugly. One, the repair work looks pretty shoddy and the toilet looks unclean understandably after many users. It will be only cleaned at its destination for the return journey.
    Many in Sri Lanka even though they travel first class do not know how to use a toilet and don’t care about others.

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    @Desperate_Lanka

    We may be a “poor country” however our poor toilets in our poor homes are heaps better/cleaner than these pix

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    Ah! Reality check.

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