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Relevant authorities should take stringent and immediate measures to remove waste material gathered in Colombo within four days, and for this purpose, they may seek the assistance of the tri-forces if necessary, Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake said today.

He made this statement while addressing a ceremony held to lay the foundation stone for a new building at Kanapathi Hindu College in Kotahena.

Minister Karunanayake said the tug-o-war between the Colombo Chief Minister and Linear Ministry over garbage removal should not inconvenience the general public.

He said the nauseating stench of garbage scattered around the city was an eyesore, and that not removing garbage on a regular basis posed serious health hazards to the people.

However, when contacted Colombo Municipal Council Commissioner V.K. Anura, he refuted the allegations saying there was no garbage in the city. (Thilanka Kanakarathna and Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • JAN Thursday, 15 June 2017 04:26 PM

    Dont use out professional Army to do koolli work DIsgrace to entire country Stop unwanted Tarmashes stealing money use that money to clean up via DM Android App

    Harry Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:53 PM

    Oh! Is this our Foreign Minister??? Why didn't you allocate funds for this filthy problem then and now to disgrace our Tri Forces?

    Sena Thursday, 15 June 2017 11:25 AM

    This is insane. Why forces What happened to our tax money we paid to municiple councils. Did they buy luxury vehicles Please leave home if you cannot run this country without doing jokes. via DM Android App

    Pramod Fernando Thursday, 15 June 2017 11:39 AM

    Diyawanna garbage dumping grounds.

    Alimankadaya Thursday, 15 June 2017 01:07 AM

    NO Mr. FAM..... Not tri-forces to this, please...!!!

    Tax Payer Thursday, 15 June 2017 01:07 AM

    Okay but where to put the garbage via DM Android App

    John Fernandez Thursday, 15 June 2017 03:53 AM

    When it comes to all the dirty work, the forces come in handy. But the respect they get it return by the government is zero.

    concern Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:13 AM

    What a shame !We are not even capable of cleaning our own garbage.

    Sunil Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:34 AM

    To the mayor of Colombo, we say, "Open thy eyes and see". As for the disposal of garbage, do not be over aggressive, as the entire cabinet may be dumped to the garbage bin, because that is what it is.

    Don Dharmapala Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:54 AM

    On Election Platform you blasted the then govt for using the forces saying they are heroes and they are used for nation building and park cleaning. Now you jail them and want you garbage cleaned . What a bunch of idiotic Sri Lankan voters for believing these politicians. In France you will be very much out now.

    dot Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:55 AM

    The Minister cannot bear the stench of garbage for one day ,,but the people who live near the dumps well just ask them how they survive ,,it might help the Minister with new skills of survival .may be most of Colombo should help their fellow humans and request of the Minister to fast think on alternatives to the dumps that causes water and air pollution before the land gives way by the sheer weight of rubbish .

    Kadiya Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:57 AM

    Of all kinds that is!

    Rohan Aloysius Thursday, 15 June 2017 06:02 AM

    Yesterday was our garbage collecting day . The Maragama municipality came . They only collected the kitchen waste that they ripped the garbage bag put the waste in truck . They threw the giant plastic bag in front of my house . tgis as everyone knows is a potential site for DENGUE breeding .They left behind the coconut shells and the plastic bottles which had been separated . All the houses down the lane have the same problem . SADR

    Sri Thursday, 15 June 2017 02:54 PM

    Yes minister, they are not collecting properly and you can see from duplication road lane top they dump the dirt and it was there for 3 weeks, The cart people also wont remove it now the dirt bags are increasing on that place, pls take immediate action to remove the dirt pls.

    MSR Thursday, 15 June 2017 03:22 PM

    And they should start from you!

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 15 June 2017 03:33 PM

    Why the tri-forces....they are the protector of our Mother Land. FM are you talking sense. Get the Municipal councils, the Garbage minister to solve this.....If not you get your relations to do the job BUT NOT THE TRI-FORCES


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