Shramadana campaign near Bowatenna Reservoir | Daily News

Shramadana campaign near Bowatenna Reservoir

Residents loading garbage onto a tractor. Picture by I.A. Kumara, Naula Group Corr.
Residents loading garbage onto a tractor. Picture by I.A. Kumara, Naula Group Corr.

The Matale Parisara Mithuro Environment Association, together with students Naula Bogas Bobella Maha Vidyalaya and their parents as well as residents of the area, conducted a shramadana campaign near the Bowatenna reservoir, last Sunday.

Environment associations in the area said hard waste disposed haphazardly in the district flows down the Sudu river after they are dumped along the Bowatenna Reservoir banks.

They said that tonnes of plastic bottles, as well as other plastic and polythene waste, get accumulated along the river banks, yet the authorities remain silent.

Parisara Mithuro Association Vice-President Jayantha Attanayake said the plastic bottles, glass bottles, and other waste materials disposed from factories and hospital in Matale have accumulated along the banks of the reservoir have inconvenienced the residents of the area. 


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