New garbage mound being created at Karadiyana - Patali | Daily News

New garbage mound being created at Karadiyana - Patali

A new garbage mound is being created at Karadiyana causing an environmental hazard affecting the Muthurajawela Marsh land and the Hamilton Canal. This garbage mound could cause a similar hazard as the Meethotamulla mound did, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said.

He said the first phase of the Aruwakkalu Scientific Garbage Recycling Plant has been constructed. He requested the Colombo Municipal Council(CMC), Provincial Council and Local Government Ministry to take measures to hand over the garbage to the Garbage Recycling Plant. He added that it is a scientific recycling plant and the politicians cannot be allowed to dump garbage at environmentally sensitive places according to their whims and fancies.

The Minister made these observations yesterday participating at the Meethotamulla Park Opening Ceremony and tree planting campaign.

Minister Ranawaka also said that on April 14, 2017 the Meethotamulla garbage mound crashed and a discussion was held on this matter. He added that no body responsible participated it. He also added that the land in Meethotamulla belonged to the Urban Development Authority. But the CMC dumped its garbage there. He added the land could be sold for at least at Rs. 1,000 million.

He added that the CMC did not pay the Urban Development Authority to dump the garbage.

"Billions of rupees had been spent to manage the Meethotamulla Garbage dump which had not been done properly," Minister Ranawaka said. "The Justice Nanayakkara Report has the names of those who misused that money. But so far no steps have been taken against the culprits."

Minister Ranawaka also warned that there are more than 300 garbage mounds across the country.


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