An Appeal to Dr. Hans Wijesuriya, the CEO, Dialog Telekom from the residents of Elie House Road

25th December 2008

Merry Christmas and A Very Happy New Year!

Dr. Hans Wijesuriya

CEO

Dialog Telekom

Dear Dr. Wijesuriya,

We are concerned that your company has started constructing a mobile phone transmission antenna at 94/3 Elie House Road, Mutuwal, Modera, Colombo 15 in the midst of our houses in this dense residential area.

All of us who sign below have many concerns with regard to the possible impact of this intrusion on our lives and those of our loved ones – our children , the elderly and the sick, our neighbours and the environment, which we believe cannot be simply allayed by the standard statement that there is no conclusive evidence to prove that the antenna would cause any significant hazard to our health or environment.

The Report of the Bio-initiative Working Group, August 2007, pithily sums up the situation when it states that “often the industry view of allowable risk and proof of harm is most influential, rather than what public health experts would determine is acceptable” (ibid:5) . (For the full report, pl. see http://www.bioinitiative.org/report/docs/section_1.pdf )

We wish to request you to exercise your good sense as a citizen willing to act responsibly, towards the concerns of the community and, for the corporate responsibility, by stopping the construction in the midst of our neighbourhood.

Thank you very much.

Yours Sincerely,

Elie house Road Residents.

(For now, this appeal has been signed by members of the families in the immediate vicinity of the site where the construction of Dialog Antenna has started.)

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2 responses to “An Appeal to Dr. Hans Wijesuriya, the CEO, Dialog Telekom from the residents of Elie House Road

  1. oh dear oh dear!
    i”m so sorry to hear about this. i’ve heard that …….. is a good man with a kind heart. apparently he feeds all the stray dogs. doesn’t allow anyone to hit them.

  2. Vangeesa Sumanasekara

    It’s like the proverbial good slave owner during the Roman Empire. He can be a kind hearted man, helping everyone he knows, whose nice to his family even nice to his slaves. But it is such a monstrous institution that makes his empirical self of little consequence…

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