While promising to upgrade waste disposal services in the province, Western Province Chief Minister Isuru Devapriya said laws would be introduced to stop people from transporting and dumping garbage.
He told a news briefing that he had requested local government authorities to submit a report on the labour and machinery requirements to provide a comprehensive service with regard to garbage disposal.
“We will recruit more labour and purchase more machinery no sooner we receive the relevant information,” he said adding that once the necessary infrastructure and an acceptable garbage disposal service was in place, new laws would be introduced banning people transporting and disposing garbage.
“Only institutions handling garbage will be given the authority to transport garbage,” the CM said.
Referring to the piles of garbage dumped on street corners across Colombo, he said the situation was being gradually resolved.
“Local government authorities were not the only ones who dumped garbage at Meethotamulla, there were private parties as well. The new laws will ban them from doing so,” the CM said adding that the residents dumping unsegregated waste on roadsides were the other culprits.
“We thank the military and the police for arresting these errant individuals and taking legal action against them,” the Chief Minister said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)
Aha.. only now he is requesting for requirements for the project, he should have done this 8 months ago before starting the project, and messing up everyone's life, It is his garbage project that brought dengue epidemic in western province.
Leo Wednesday, 28 June 2017 06:13 AM
Do you want me to compile a report on how much I need to pay the CMC to collect my waste. via DM Android App
SL Wednesday, 28 June 2017 07:29 AM
why this guy is trying to buy more machinery (hope millions of commissions.i.e. public money ) .? previous regime had done this job quite commendably and this gvt has lowered it down to zero level with the same machinery ? please go home lier !
AliG Wednesday, 28 June 2017 07:41 AM
This useless loud mouth should be disposed of with the garbage first.
gamini Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:22 AM
and how exactly will you ensure individuals do not carry garbage
alex Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:23 AM
so what you mean is that there are currently no laws to stop people dumping garbage-what have you guys been doing in parliament all these days
yahiya Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:36 AM
You all never having scientifically approach to the issues. Regime changes not benefited to people.
sach Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:34 PM
This gov cant do anything properly
DJ Tuesday, 27 June 2017 09:57 PM
First do what your supposed to do without trying to big mouth the public. Remember your a elected Servent to the prole. If you cannot deliver get out
R,S,A Wednesday, 28 June 2017 02:45 AM
Even ancient slaves wouldn't have suffered like this, you need to keep used sanitary napkins and pampers in your houses for seven long days to hand over to the collectors. Someone has to be held accountable for this plight. We want justice.
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