Cleaning up operations: 6,000 tonnes of garbage removed

5 June 2016 09:31 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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More than 6,000 tonnes of garbage had been collected from flood affected areas in Colombo for the last four days, the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government said today.

The ministry said most of the garbage had been collected from Kotikawatta, Kolonnawa, Meethotamulla, Sedawatte, Kohilawatte and Wellampitiya had dumped onto a land situated in Kolonnawa.

It said the removal of garbage piling up in flood affected areas had commenced on Wednesday (01) and an operating centre had also been established at the T. B. Ilangarathna Stadium, Angoda.

More than 100 vehicles including garbage collecting machines have been used in this process and the debris of houses and garbage that had collected on the sides of the roads were also collected.

  Comments - 3

  • Anonymous T Sunday, 05 June 2016 11:28 AM

    GOOD JOB!!

    malij Monday, 06 June 2016 01:24 PM

    Great! Next clean up venue - Diyawanna.....

    Hamlet Monday, 06 June 2016 05:20 AM

    " More than 6,000 tonnes of garbage had been collected from flood affected areas in Colombo for the last four days"Garbage Collection is the First Step."...dumped onto a land situated in Kolonnawa." The Next Step is Garbage Disposal so that Minimum Pollution of the Environment Occurs!The Department in Charge of Disposal should study how other Countries like Singapore Achieve this!


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