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* Sri Lanka's WPC to implement ban on polythene decorations
Sat, Nov 6, 2010, 07:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Western Provincial Council (WPC) is to implement a ban on polythene decorations within the next three months to minimize environmental pollution.

Environment Minister of the Western Provincial Council, Udaya Gammanpila has told the local media that the WPC was waiting for observations of parliament to implement the ban on polythene.

The WPC Environment Ministry had submitted the draft to parliament three months ago. However, if parliament does not announce their views within the stipulated time period, Gammanpila says his Ministry would be unable to go ahead with the statute within three months.

According to Gammanpila, all kinds of polythene decorations will be banned under this legislation, including polythene decorations used for funeral ceremonies and election campaigns.

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