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Sat, 08 Aug 2020
A large stock of food unfit for human consumption was destroyed during a raid on catering houses, hotels and retail boutiques in Ratmalana MOH Division while the traders who had violated food safety r
By H.M.Dharmapala and Kusal Chamath
The control of dengue and the eradication of mosquitoes cannot be done solely by the health officials and public institutions, this effort also needs public cooperation said Dr. A.I. Jagoda the Regional Director of
Passengers travelling by train in the southern coastal line from Panadura and Moratuwa during peak hours expressed concern about inconvenience caused by congestion on the metropolitan trains. They said travelling by train was now an ordeal and that t
The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) had renegotiated two tenders-one for garbage disposal and another to purchase exercise books- with the institutions concerned thus avoiding two financial losses whi
In line with the environmental conservation programmes launched across the country,
a clean up campaign was launched in Moratuwa spearheaded by the Municipal Council over the weekend to clean a 10 kilometre coastal stretch.
Under the programme i
A lane running off Green Path, Kohuwela is submerged in rain water constantly throughout the day over the past few weeks while there is a strict warning given by the health authorities that Dehiwala is one of the worst affected areas
An 80-acre paddy field belonged to the Ja-ela Agrarian Service division at Batagama-South, Kapuwagara in Ja-Ela is currently being filled, Batagama South Farmers Organisation’s Secretary Aloysius Saparama
A total of 129 railway compartments had been refurbished in a joint effort by the Railways Department and the railroad company Tantri Trailers (Pvt) Ltd, Railways General Manager Dilantha Fernando said.
Despite the Dehiwela Zoo generates considerable income to the country, the administration officials seem to be interested in providing facilities for the visitors, a source said. The National Zoological
The automated and enhanced aviation data system and the State of the Art, mobile aviation centre were launched at the Ratmalana International Airport by Minister of Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga on Saturday.
The system is designed to
Sri Lanka is in the forefront of the world in discarding cooked food, the Western Province Waste Management Authority said.
“Urban settlements in the Western Province alone release 500 to 600 MTs of leftover food daily to the 21 active garbage m
Piliyandala MOH office that launched a crash programme in response to the public complaints on food unfit for human consumption supplied by caterers and food suppliers, destroyed a large stock of food and warned of legal action against several trader
The two statues within the Ja-Ela city including the statute of Rukmani Devi, who is renowned as the queen of Sri Lankan cinema, had been neglected without any attention from the authoritie
Homagama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Chaminda Jayasinghe recently denied allegations that there were no uniforms provided to sanitary labourers of the Pradeshiya sabha.
At the monthly general meeti
The Cabinet had decided to award the contract for Design, Supply and Installation Construction of the Municipal Solid Waste Sanitary Landfill Disposal Facility at Aruwakkalu to a Consortium between Chi
Illegal landfilling and sand mining continue beside the Bolgoda Lake causing massive environmental damage but the authorities were keeping mum over the issue, residents of Koralawella and Borupana in Moratuwa lamented.
They said some hotel owners had
Close to 300 stray dogs that roamed the streets within the city limits of the Ja-Ela Urban Council area were given injections for rabies and were sterilised during a health campaign held last week.
“The camp was held at 14 centres
Fishermen engaged in fresh water fishing in the Bolgoda Lake complained that their stake-net (Ja-kotu) fishing has been affected by the garbage thrown into the lake by moving vehicles from the Moratuwa Bridge, the chemicals released by factories and
Residents and commuters complained that they have to face many difficulties due to stray cattle and dogs roaming in the Ja-Ela town and its by-roads .
They said stray dogs try to attack the passers by and there were a few incidents of people getti
With the intention of improving the public health and water environment in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB) had finished the development process of the strategic master plan for a Wastewater Management Pro
Dehiwala Mount Lavinia Municipal Council with the help of the students of the of the Colombo University Arts Faculty launched an environmental promotion programme to clean the Dehiwala – Mount Lavinia beach through “Shramadana” The programme na
The construction work of the New Mutwal Storm Water Drainage Tunnel in Colombo-North to mitigate negative physical, social and economic impacts of floods kicked off recently.
At the launch of the construction work, Megapolis and Western Developmen
The residents of Moratuwa and others who use Digarolla Bridge to reach the Southern Province require a permanent bridge in place of the dilapidated Digarolla Bridge which seems to be never being repaired after it was closed in an arbitrary manner a f
Pavements in Galle Road from Sri Dharmapalarama Road Junction in Mount Lavinia up to the Maliban Junction in Ratmalana have been in a dilapidated condition with broken down gully covers creating death traps.
Residents of the area pointed out the p
The disposing of clinical waste, or waste in general, is a foetid issue, with the country lacking a national policy in garbage disposal and many vested parties including politicians interfering in the matter.
The Muthurajawela Wetlands, which spans over 1,700 hectares and rich in biodiversity, is slowly facing its destruction owning to a number of man-made issues including a recent decision by the Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman to set up a Clinical was
Residents of Dehiwala, Ratmalana, Attidiya and Mount Lavinia expressed concern about the sad state of the public market at Dehiwala that had been neglected for a long time.
They pointed out that the public market that provided consumer services to
The government has not yet shown any interest to envisage a business plan to develop the Lotus Tower project, Prof. Samitha Manawadu, Coordinating Consultant and the Team Leader of the project, said.
The consultants had already requested for the d
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