Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya yesterday said that he was not informed about the decision to temporarily dump garbage collected in Colombo at Karadiyana, after a section of Meethotamulla garbage dump collapsed recently.
Chief Minister Devapriya told a media briefing that he was not able to withdraw the decision since it has been already approved and added that the Colombo Municipal Council was only permitted to dump garbage just for few days at Karadiyana.
“I was not informed of this decision by any related-party. But I am not concerned about it at this crucial juncture. It was reported that the residents of Karadiyana have also staged a protest yesterday against this move,” he said.
He said that the decision to dump garbage collected in Colombo at Karadinaya was a temporarily decision and added that the residents should not get tensed about it. He also said that the dumping of garbage at Karadiyana would be immediately halted in the coming days.
“This issue will not last for a long time. Each and every problem in this country will be solved exactly within two and half years,” he said.
Meanwhile, he said that the Municipal Councils should be provided with the ability to reject garbage which has not been separated by the people to recycle. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
Senewi Thursday, 20 April 2017 09:40
This fellow knows how to make money out of garbage .
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Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 20 April 2017 09:54
So Long Sri Lanka is not a Federal Republic Provincial Councils are unnecessary and pure waste of money.
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Tissa Thursday, 20 April 2017 10:38
why the wpp took over the garbage problem from Laval government s If you cannot settle the problem. why the greaddeness via DM Android App
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ravin Thursday, 20 April 2017 10:46
Any way provincial councils are burden to economy and bring much hardship to general public. Lot of work are been duplicated and they have become another white elephant.
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Indrajith Thursday, 20 April 2017 11:04
The chief minister is worried that the people of Karadiyana will not vote for him in the next election. He can not escape by just saying that he was in the hospital when this decision was taken.
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neutral Thursday, 20 April 2017 11:12
Best temporary solution now is to have Meethotamulla as a garbage dump and evacuate all those around it and providing them houses elsewhere. Instead of the moving out the garbage, it's the people who should be moved out (even by force). Karadiyana people would not protest if people are brought in instead of garbage.However, the long term solution is to recycle the garbage for energy.
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Diogenes Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:05
Make Koththu roti out of garbage and feed them to all the politico rascals of Sri Lanka.
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rosebud Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:37
The Provincial Council system must be scrapped. These jokers are there to line their pockets duplicate or triplicate jobs and make life miserable for the general public. Out with them. via DM Android App
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