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The Japanese Government would send a team of experts to assist Sri Lanka in providing relief to those who were affected by the collapse of Meetotamulla garbage dump, sources close to Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said.

“The Japanese Prime Minister Shinto Abe had telephoned Mr. Wickremesinghe and had condoled with him on the disaster and had informed him that Japan would provide assistance to Sri Lanka in providing relief to the affected people,” the source said.(YP)

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  • concern Sunday, 16 April 2017 07:03 PM

    Yes this is good news just to keep the people calm.In few weeks everything will be forgotten as usual.

    samitha Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:39 AM

    Garbage dumping is a major issue in Sri Lanka. Need long lasting solution for this and President

    Hiran Sunday, 16 April 2017 10:24 PM

    Why aren't we seeking the scientific expertise from countries like Japan other developed nations in seeking a solution to this garbage problem?. Oh yes we depend on horoscopes ,unseen gods and deities to solve our problems.

    Coconut Republic Sunday, 16 April 2017 11:47 PM

    They will help but some of our minister Will ask for cash

    Dot Monday, 17 April 2017 03:03 AM

    Its great that Japan is helping and will educating us . ,. How to manage garbage..How to face man made disaster and health and safety of the rescue workers .Not they wear gloves and masks .while ours did not .

    Mahila Monday, 17 April 2017 03:06 AM

    The rate payers of Colombo Municipal Council pay rates which includes waste collection and disposal. The politicians who sit in authority, including CMC, UDA, WPPC should be held responsible as they authorise the waste disposal. Incompetent politicians decide and they do not want to be accountable or responsible. UDA is the prime culprit. if they have done the job in addition to making the pavements, the problem would have been solved long ago with a combined cycle generation plant as in other advanced countries. Probably, Chinese high interest loan not available for combined cycle generation plant.

    Manel Monday, 17 April 2017 03:34 AM

    Now there will be idiotic politicians and robe wearers who will start demos in Colombo blocking traffic demanding Japanese to do things the Sri Lankan way.

    antonio Monday, 17 April 2017 05:31 AM

    How the hell you know whether they have a hidden agenda or not? Is Abe your dad? You retard.

    nazri Monday, 17 April 2017 06:28 AM

    If India has made sustainable garbage recycling progress why cant SL follow that system on a countrywide scale? and give its benefits to the upkeep of the environmental free of pollution? why politicians are so insensitive to these very core issue? Colombo city has started to stink

    Independent Analyst Monday, 17 April 2017 07:19 AM

    The Bottom line is - even to manage our Garbage we want Foreign assistance, and we lack knowledge. Japan's expertise is (appropriate) needed to for other areas- like Science, Technology, Discipline, Policing, Productivity and mannerism.

    Ajja Monday, 17 April 2017 09:16 AM

    None of our so called leaders after freedom were capable to lead Sri Lanka to its glory in development in par with other cities in the world.None of them had the knowledge how to manage waste and were dumping garbage in the heart of the city risking the life of their citizen.This is an eye opener and I sincerely hope that these leaders will get expert advise how to solve this issue as there are lot of ways and means.

    johan Monday, 17 April 2017 09:38 AM

    Japan is technically developed country. It is better if they can study the case and solve this long standing problem once and for all.Our champions will not solve this problem but drag things up and down finally nothing will happen like before

    JAN Monday, 17 April 2017 09:50 AM

    JAPAN Helping with Funds World poorest Nations like ours where Corruptions is SKY HIGH Now no one is taking Responsibility for this mass tragedy Wheres YAHAPALANAYA via DM Android App

    asiyawe ascharya Monday, 17 April 2017 10:02 AM

    what is the cost of a garbage recycling plant (with commission) ? is it less than mattala rajapakse air port or greek bond scam or yahapalana bond scam ?atleast money spent on a project like this will be benefitted by the people

    Paperbag Old timer Monday, 17 April 2017 10:11 AM

    Too many supermarkets have cropped up. Each of the use polythene bags in excess of the actual requirement of the customer. Very often I request all the stuff to be packed in one bag. while reducing the cost to them non decaying plastic will circulate less.

    AjithZ Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:05 PM

    This is great news. Here is one nation which genuinely wants to help us without expecting anything in return. No hidden agendas unlike almost all the other rich or powerful nations. A real friend indeed.

    Justica USA... Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:07 PM

    Domo harigatho.. via DM Android App

    ANTON Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:32 PM

    DEFINITELY THEY WILL ASK " IS THIS THE WONDER OF ASIA"

    Miharbi Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:56 PM

    Hope the politicians dont take part of that relief also. .

    ceylon Sunday, 16 April 2017 01:04 PM

    friend in need is a friend indeed. via DM Android App

    SL Sunday, 16 April 2017 01:14 PM

    public who live in Colombo are also responsible for this disaster,They do dump a lot of garbage thinking that government is responsible for there over usage.There must be a control on garbage dumping by public

    siva Sunday, 16 April 2017 01:41 PM

    It looks like the place is now ready for an incinerator and a power plant. Yes Japan can help tremendously.and Sri Lanka should request one

    rosebud Sunday, 16 April 2017 01:53 PM

    I hope Japan helps us to set up a sustainable waste management programme. via DM Android App


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