Garbage trucks searching for places to dump garbage

2017-04-19 16:21:39

An attempt to dump the garbage sent from Karadiyana at a ground in the Attidiya area was thwarted by residents with the support of former Dehiwela-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council members today.

The garbage trucks which were turned away from Karadiyana earlier today were then sent to Attidiya by officials, where it was not allowed to dump its load once again by residents and local government members, who gathered at the ground since morning.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, former Councillor Upul Gamage said that a court order had been issued preventing the dumping of garbage in the premises in 2015.

“The Municipal Council paid Rs. 100,000 per day to a private company named ‘Burns’ to recycle the garbage. They used some kind of chemical which damaged the environment and this led to legal action with the court issuing an order banning the dumping of garbage at the site from 2015,” he said.

Due to the tense situation, the garbage trucks did leave the previous dumping site, but were seen travelling around Attidiya and its suburbs searching for a place to dump garbage. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

- Pix By Nisal Baduge

  Comments - 15

  • gobbaya Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:25

    places to dump...diyawannawapresidents housestemple treesmadiwela schemeministerial and MP houses and bungalows via DM Android App

    Reply : 4       56

    Mahinda Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:45

    Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01

    Reply : 2       42

    Sara Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:49

    From Jan 2015 this Govt is carrying garbage and gonig around not knowing where to dump them.It is time you do some thing and shaow us.

    Reply : 2       30

    senaratne Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:53

    Please dump it at the Parliament premises. That is the best place to dump all the rotten stuff.

    Reply : 1       38

    Anja Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:05

    Sirikotha via DM Android App

    Reply : 9       28

    Labby Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:19

    The entire Colombo District now seems like one big garbage dump.

    Reply : 2       25

    channa Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:50

    Some can 'earn' more votes at the local government election.

    Reply : 1       6

    SL Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:32

    see how the waste are dumped ,can these waste be disposed easily while they are packed in polythene bags? why can not gvt introduce disposable waste bags and make it compulsory ?

    Reply : 0       7

    Sambo Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:01

    If people out station are not allowing to dump garbage even on temporary basis then don't allow anyone coming into Colombo from outstation to bring even a piece of paper. Not even pee. Go back to your village and do it.

    Reply : 15       13

    nick Thursday, 20 April 2017 03:49

    Just take to parliament & unload with other garbage already sitting & ruining the beautiful nation via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       4

    History Thursday, 20 April 2017 06:48

    SUgathadasa Stadium was built on a garbage dump - correct ?

    Reply : 0       2

    Perumal Thursday, 20 April 2017 12:26

    I think an export market for our garbage. Just tell the world that this is garbage coming from a 2500 old civilization.

    Reply : 0       6

    Ahmed Thursday, 20 April 2017 18:31

    this shows how unorganized our country is

    Reply : 0       4

    ceylon Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:32

    is it so difficult to find .put to who didnt solve tge matter.mahindachandrikasirisena.put in their hones. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       3

    Jayalath Fonseka Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:56

    Day by Day our country is heading for a Disaster ( you can blame all past leaders and present leaders ) but main reason is we do not had have a COUNTRY POLICY we had have all party polices all in short term , garbage management is only one out of all the other managements our country has failed . very soon every thing will collapse

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