Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* President instructs officials to implement a comprehensive program to remove flood debris
Wed, Jun 7, 2017, 09:40 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 07, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the officials to implement a comprehensive program to remove flood debris and waste from the recent floods and landslides.

He has given these instructions participating in a meeting on waste management in Colombo and suburbs, held at the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday.

The President inquired into the progress of the waste management programs implemented in Colombo and suburbs, while applying new laws on waste management.

President Sirisena pointed out the importance of public and private sectors working jointly in this process.

During the meeting, it was discussed in detail regarding the future methodology of implementing the Gazette notification regarding minimizing the use of plastics and polythene. The President pointed out the necessity of executing programs to train the officials on waste separation and to apprise the public about it.

Attention was drawn to launch a special program to apprise the school children through the Ministry of Education and the President further instructed the Secretary, Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government to hold seminars to educate the Assistant Commissioners of Local Government and Secretaries of Local Government institutions regarding the waste management.

Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Faizer Mustapha, Gayantha Karunathilaka, Sagala Ratnayake, MP S. M. Marikkar, public officials including Ministry Secretaries, and Senior Security officers including the Inspector General of Police participated at this meeting.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka state doctors end strike amid heavy protest from public
Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka formally declared landmines Free
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 8 Indian fishermen for poaching in island waters
Sri Lanka to purchase rice from three countries to stabilize local market
Sri Lanka PM seeks plans to attract more tourists next three years
Pakistan awards prestigious Jinnah Scholarships for Sri Lankan Youth
Democratic government cannot keep mum at a time a minor extremist group has taken people hostage - Sri Lanka FM
New Sri Lanka Police Media Spokesperson appointed
Sri Lankan Navy, Air Force officers train on Indian Navy Dornier craft
IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara remanded until July 5

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.