Its that time of the year where we have this phase of heatwaves with unbearable hot temperatures, random water & power cuts. Lovely isn’t it for a paradise island. We have to expect heatwaves given that we are stationed so close to the equator – Duh!
Colombo has not seen a drop of rain for some time now, but I hear news from the hills that it rains for hours and hours. Still, we did have water cuts this time around too and the usual power cuts.
So, the heat is on and that means the sun is out and why have we not harvested in its power? Is this some sort of a mismanagement, political drive or pure ignorance? I do have the answers in my mind but I’d like to keep it that way as I feel like somebody’s watching me 😀
For many years, issues such as severe droughts and floods have prevailed in Sri Lanka and its become an annual occurrence. If that is the case, why are there not enough preventive measure to tackle these issues without implementing reactive measures such as power and water cuts? When will we become a proactive nation? I’d like to live long to see that day when we are self-sufficient in managing these relatively smaller issues.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not complaining about not having water nor electricity for a few hours of the day even on a daily basis. There are many nations in this world without clean water to drink and without any form of electricity. These are larger issues of the world – The bigger picture!
I am addressing about being proactive and managing what we already have. I am talking about mismanagement and being a bad steward. We are a small nation and comparatively quite a sufficient nation with many blessings due to our size and geographical positioning. But, how is it that we still have not got our act together? Even without droughts, there are citizens in Sri Lanka who don’t have sanitation.
Something needs to happen for us to shift from this mentality we live with right now. Let’s at least try to be proactive and be better at managing what we already have!
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