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* No garbage dumping on UDA lands from May 1st
Mon, Apr 17, 2017, 09:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Urban Development Authority (UDA) has decided to completely ban waste disposal on its lands from the 1st of May. The decision was taken as a result of the recent disaster at Meethotamulla garbage dump.

The Authority said, an urban council or a Pradeshiya Sabha that requires a land to dispose garbage will be required to bear the cost from their own budgets. The relevant local government body will be responsible for its own garbage disposal.

Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranwaka said the Colombo Municipal Council was instructed in 2015 December not to dump garbage at the Meethotamulla site. Although the CMC found alternative sites to dump garbage, it could not remove the waste at the site due to protests, the Minister said.

The Minister further said that recycling of solid waste costs Rs 7- 10 per kilo and the unavailability of any institution or company to bear the cost has become a problem in the waste management.

 


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