Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya today rejected the statement made by the Megapolis Ministry claiming that the British Company introduced by him was not equipped with technical or fiscal capability to execute a project to generate electricity from garbage collected at Meethotamulla.
Chief Minister Devapriya told a media briefing that the statement made by the Ministry was completely false and added that he had proposed the special project to remove the garbage from Meethotamulla.
“There is no use of talking about it since everything was over now. I did not get a chance to implement that project. However, we have never planned to generate electricity from the garbage collected at Meethotamulla as per the claims made by the Ministry,” he said.
He said a team of several senior officials attached to the Central Environmental Authority and the Waste Management Authority had appointed to evaluate this project.
“This team has gone to the UK to evaluate the firm and those officials have recommended it as a feasible project. I have never been to UK for any work attached to this project,” he said.
He also said that it would be a successful project if it would be implemented and reiterated that he had requested a land block of 60 perches near the Meethotamulla garbage dump to implement the project, from the Urban Development Authority (UDA).
However, the Ministry said that the company had requested a land block of three acres. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
If UDA ever visited the dump they would see that there is sufficient space for a project but out of sight out of mind.more than 3 acres free is already there, more if the UDA paid the residents after the flood like they promised.
lankaputhra Wednesday, 19 April 2017 06:27 PM
who cares what you two think solve the problem or get out via DM Android App
Shelly. Wednesday, 19 April 2017 06:29 PM
The whole lot has gone insane. Before 13 th ammendment the country was running better.Close down chapter called PROVISIAL COUNCIL for the beginning. via DM Android App
Bala Wednesday, 19 April 2017 06:46 PM
I cannot imagine a project this size on 60 perches - I think the Miinistry is correct - you need at least one or two acres.
Mark Thursday, 20 April 2017 03:37 AM
Typical Sri Lanka never let a project that is good for the country to go ahead. Do everything possible to stop it. Unless the comis is paid.
Sugathapala Thursday, 20 April 2017 06:15 AM
The requested extent of land shows that the Claiment's idiocy with regard to any project.
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