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* Sri Lanka's Environment Ministry to designate safe areas for sea bathing
Sun, Jan 5, 2014, 10:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 05, Colombo: The Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy of Sri Lanka plans to designate areas around the country safe for people to sea bathe.

The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) under the purview of the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) plans to conduct tests to ensure areas with water that is safe for bathing.

MEPA Operations Manager Jagath Gunasekara has said that tests have revealed the quality of water in some areas used for sea bathing at present is not suitable, local weekly Sunday Times reported.

He has observed that the unsuitable water in sea bathing areas could cause skin irritation and damage the eyes.

He has explained that the programme carried out by the Authority will include the reduction of pollution in the sea bathing areas, put up signboards in areas safe for sea bathing and provide information like the safe distance for bathing, including the condition of the waves on the particular day.

The project will be implemented in Tangalle, Polhena in Matara, Unawatuna in Galle, Hikkaduwa, Calido in Kalutara, Bentota, Mt Lavinia, Nilaveli in Trincomalee, Passikudha in Batticaloa and Arugam Bay beaches.

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