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Japanese experts present report to President Sirisena

 

The Japanese Experts Group presented their report on Meetotamulla Garbage Dump to President Maithripala Sirisena today at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo.

Head of the Experts Group, Mitsutake Numahata handed over the report and made a presentation explain the recommendations of the group.

He said as a short term measure, the garbage dump should be stabilized to ensure there would not be further collapses. Before the onset of the monsoon the shape of the dump should be streamlined and the base should be covered with polythene. As a secondary measure, the shape of the dump should be made symmetrical with a broad base to ensure proper distribution of the gravity.

The experts group also proposed long term measures to remove the dump by adopting 3-R system of reduce, reuse and recycle.

President Sirisena thanked the Japanese Experts Group for undertaking a comprehensive study within days of the disaster and said that the Japanese expertise would be useful to solve the major issue of garbage in Sri Lanka. He pointed out that although the Meetotamulla disaster began as a human tragedy, now the garbage has become a political issue. He said the need for a lasting solution to the issue and sought continued support from Japan for this endeavour.

Ministers Susil Premajayantha, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Patali Champika Ranawaka and Japanese Ambassador Kenichi Suganuma were also present on this occasion.

Brief outline of the Japanese Assessment Report

Assessment of the Site in Meethotamulla

• Possible cause of the collapse
• Safe management of the site
• Measures for stabilization in short term and longer term

Exchange of technical views with GOSL relevant authorities such as:

• Ministry of Disaster Management, Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Ministry of Mega polis and Western Development and etc.

Observation of the Karadiyana dumping site

Technical Recommendations: Short term measures for Meethitamulla
Short Term measures: Safety management and prevention of secondary disaster
• Warning system based on rain fall is critical
• Maintain dump shape in the short term
• Do not change the shape of waste layers. Shape waste layers only stabilization of the dump is confirmed through all the monitoring indicators. It will take time.

Technical Recommendations: Mid-Term measures for Meethotamulla

Mid- Term measures : Stabilization of the site through comprehensive approach
• Gas control and water drainage
• Leachate control and treatment
• Assessment of soil modulus of dump
• Shaping dump into stable slopes

Technical Recommendations: Medium & Long term measures

According to our experiences, in addition to construction of landfill site, it is necessary to have
• Waste segregation
• Introduction of intermediate treatment such as waste incinerator
• 3R (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle) The recognition of solid waste management costs
• Public awareness and consultation.


 

There are 4 Comments

WE ARE REAL ANIMALS , UNDISCIPLINED ,UNETHICAL,NO CULTURE,CORRUPT,UNCIVILIZED, WITHOUT HUMAN DIGNITY HAVE BEEN RULING THIS COUNTRY FOR THE LAST 68 YEARS. NEVER CROSSED THE RULERS MINDS TO EDUCATE THEIR CITIZENS TO PROTECT THE COUNTRY FROM ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS. OUR POLITICIANS ONLY BANKRUPTED THE WHOLE COUNTRY AND THE CITIZENS HAVE TO BEAR THE DEBT WHICH WE OWE TO THE WORLD. THE POLITICIANS MINTED ENOUGH MONEY BY CROSSING OVER AND COLLECTING COMMISSIONS ON EVERY TOM DICK AND HARRY CONTRACTS. THEY BOUGHT PROPERTIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES TOO. THEY ALSO HAVE HUGE SOME ON BLACK MONIES IN THE OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. ALL OF THEM CORRUPT TO THE BRIM. SPEND PUBLIC MONIES LIKE THEIR FAMILY WEALTH. ....... GOD BLESS THIS COUNTRY !!!!!!!

"...3-R system of reduce, reuse and recycle" Education in Schools, and via Television Essential, to make people realise that cleaning up after an Event is not the Way to Go. What Gota did was encourage people to litter the Streets, so that He could show how He could Clean up! We have to learn the '3-R system of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle', Like we learnt the '3R's, "Reading 'Riting and 'Rithmetic" in School

It is better to take strict policy decision toward the packing material what we are using ...especially the polythene bags usage should be reduced drastically to near zero in all respect. People should practice make use of paper as packing material, bags, etc.The above Japanes recommendation are the basic thing which normally followed everywhere....Waste to Power can be possible where we can make use of the garbage in best way. Recycle industries should also to be encouraged.

Every people should know their responsibility to keep the environment clean. And also hereafter proper garbage collection system would be introduced.

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