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Colombo could be like Delhi soon

2017-12-27 03:03:37
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Colombo could face air pollution issue like New Delhi soon, Central Environment Trust Director Sajeewa Chamikara said yesterday.

He said that the city of Colombo could face an air pollution issue like New Delhi as a result of increased emissions.

“These emissions remain in the lower atmosphere with the increase of humidity and reduction of temperature as it is experienced these days. Emissions increase as a result of increasing vehicular activity and construction work.

“This situation could get enhanced with the urbanisation and industrialisation. All of these will be accumulated into an air pollution issue like in New Delhi,” he said.

Mr. Chamikara said filling of wetlands for construction could also create more environmental issues.

“Filling of wetlands has become severe in Colombo and suburbs,” he added.

In addition, he said the Port City project had also created some issues.

Among the major issues of the project, he said, was the sea erosion taking place in some areas.

He said there was severe sea erosion in the Bathiyawatte area in Negombo, while coastal areas from Wellawatte to Panadura was also facing increased sea erosion.

“We will fight against the project even after when it is completed,” he said. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 27

  • ANTON Wednesday, 27 December 2017 06:44

    BUT NO EMISSION OF URINE SMELL PLEASE.

    Reply : 3       13

    Scooby Doo Wednesday, 27 December 2017 16:00

    I wonder, What kind of humanbeing is this ANTON?

    Reply : 0       4

    ANTON Wednesday, 27 December 2017 16:28

    GOTCHA !!! I HAVE A HUMAN NAME, NOT A DOGGIE ONE.

    Reply : 0       0

    ANTON Wednesday, 27 December 2017 16:40

    HEY KOOMBY !!! IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WRITE , JUST SHUT YOUR MOUTH AND WAIT

    Reply : 0       1

    ANTON Wednesday, 27 December 2017 06:46

    ALTHOUGH INDIA SENDS SPACE CRAFTS TO OUTER SPACE, MAJORITY OF POPULATION STILL DON'T HAVE ELECTRICITY.

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    Manithan Wednesday, 27 December 2017 06:56

    YOU ARE THE AUTHORITY ISSUES LICENSE AND AUTHORISE THESE KIND OF PROJECT,NOW YOU SAY"WE WILL FIGHT EVEN AFTER COMPLETION: " WHAT IS THIS ?WHEN YOU HAVE AUTHORITY TO STOP THE PROJECT YOU AR GOING TO FIGHT AFTER COMPLETIONyou are strongly adviced for spine surgery to straighten it

    Reply : 2       9

    Tony Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:03

    Colombo still has chance beacuse we close to the sea unlike Dehli but we need controls.

    Reply : 0       21

    faito Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:10

    anybody can go through emmision without service in SL

    Reply : 0       6

    Unchikun Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:37

    Totally agree with you sir. The worst polluters in Colombo are the buses and they have no emission teats. This shows the poor planing of out city fathers This for the Megapolis man to start building a light railway to access the city of Colombo.

    Reply : 0       18

    Hautaum Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:47

    Do not think so as a side ocean, but pollution level has increased, can be can be controlled with premature measure.

    Reply : 0       3

    sobers Wednesday, 27 December 2017 10:01

    It is Politicians who are responsible for ruining and disregarding professional advice. The way rain forests and upcountry is being destroyed, we will end up as a man made dessert.

    Reply : 0       12

    Lara Wednesday, 27 December 2017 10:10

    This is eminent. India is trying to copy the western model while the west is thinking about new ways of sustainable development. We are trying to copy countries like India and Vietnam because the IMF instructs so. We need to throw away these zombies we have as leaders and appoint true leaders who can see beyond 30 years

    Reply : 1       7

    Huna Wednesday, 27 December 2017 10:22

    Dont know about Delhi but some parts of Colombo are already smelling like Tamil Naadu because of public urination during sathi pola days .

    Reply : 1       9

    partriot Wednesday, 27 December 2017 10:28

    Development comes first disasters comes after for which government is not responsible. When natural flow of sea is changed or dried up to recover land, it will surely cause erosion somewhere to cause unbearable issues.

    Reply : 0       2

    ceylon Wednesday, 27 December 2017 10:29

    to gainhave to loose.no gain without pain.developmenrs of the people or country cant stop.use more polution beating technology to solve this problem. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       1

    Suren Wednesday, 27 December 2017 10:50

    Huna , surely not Tamil Nadu guys doing it in Sathi Pola its dumb heads from SriLanka who are responsible. After 2015 SriLanka has gone bad from the time of Gota though couldn't agree with most of the nonsense of Mahinda Government policies, should credit them for beautifying Colombo and suburbs after the War

    Reply : 0       5

    Deen Wednesday, 27 December 2017 10:51

    Keep ready some MASKS for future visiting cricket teams.

    Reply : 0       2

    ANTON Wednesday, 27 December 2017 11:16

    JUST LIKE OUR POLITICS COULD BE LIKE THE HELL.

    Reply : 0       2

    Jude Wednesday, 27 December 2017 11:19

    Hey these environmentalists talking rubbish!!! Colombo is not anywhere near in pollution level like Delhi!!! Not even another 50 years it will come to Delhi level !!

    Reply : 4       3

    chaturanga Wednesday, 27 December 2017 11:20

    A study by the Yale University US last year proved we have the best air quality in South Asia. These NGO people should not create fear psychosis among masses. Sri Lanka is an island and colombo borders sea coast.Sri Lanka improves performance, leads South Asia in air quality: Yale University EP Index 2016. Please check this link - http://www.ft.lk/article/580431/Sri-Lanka-improves-performance--leads-South-Asia-in-air-quality--Yale-University-EP-Index-2016

    Reply : 1       7

    Arjuna J. Wednesday, 27 December 2017 12:40

    South Asia would never to be compered. It's a real mess.

    Reply : 0       2

    Arjuna J Wednesday, 27 December 2017 12:38

    No. In my knowledge This wouldn't. Coz it's position. But kandy. It may be.But for Colombo there's a chance to Los Angeles type.Need to control tuk tuks and heavy vehicles substituting Train and abundant railway tracks.But surely this will be never ever re-established bin Sri Lanka.

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    Kau Wednesday, 27 December 2017 12:46

    @Chaturanga: I agree with you. It shows these gys are ignorant of the real cause of Delhi smog, the burning of crops in neighboring states.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/11/11/delhis-been-hit-with-toxic-smog-why-its-political/?utm_term=.970847889095

    Reply : 0       1

    Countryman Wednesday, 27 December 2017 13:36

    .... Not soon, it is already!

    Reply : 0       1

    SAM Wednesday, 27 December 2017 14:50

    Forget Delhi. What is the status of MEETHOTAMULLA???

    Reply : 0       1

    ceylon Wednesday, 27 December 2017 16:03

    new dilhi is now very improved city.its population is more than srilankas 21 million.roads are carpetedconcrete payments and cleantrafic control is good.polution due to people get rucherbuy vihicles. via DM Android App

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    ceylon Wednesday, 27 December 2017 16:04

    most of polutio in dhilhi is in old dhilhi.not new dhilhi.old city imposible to keep in orderits nearly 2000 years old.why talk only old dhilhi.look at new dhilhi. via DM Android App

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