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The Government will, within two months, introduce legislation to enforce the recycling of garbage, informed sources said yesterday.

They said the Prime Minister was monitoring the progress of the new Bill, which is now under preparation.

“Sri Lanka is one of the few countries in Asia that does not have specific laws pertaining to recycling of garbage and therefore the government has decided to introduce laws pertaining to this issue,” a source said adding that this matter was being expedited in the aftermath of the Meethotamulla tragedy which killed more than 30 people. (Yohan Perera)

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  • rosebud Saturday, 22 April 2017 07:36 PM

    Dr Sumith Pilapitiya is an expert On this subject I hope he will be consulted. via DM Android App

    shek Saturday, 22 April 2017 10:30 AM

    actions taken after cost of lives. reactive mindset is not enough to build a country via DM iOS App

    shek Saturday, 22 April 2017 10:30 AM

    actions taken after cost of lives. reactive mindset is not enough to build a country via DM iOS App

    Sambo Sunday, 23 April 2017 12:20 PM

    The prime minister is running around the world saying he wants to make Sri Lanka the Hub of this and that whereas we even cannot dispose our own garbage.

    Anthony Saturday, 22 April 2017 12:55 PM

    This was Introduced some time back too, and it was not adhered to, Be strict on this, educate the people the Importance of this, and if not adhered to impose heavy fines, as we all should cooperate as you need two hands to clap.

    AR Sunday, 23 April 2017 05:52 PM

    Need awareness raising, systems and procedures in place that will ensure sustainability and scalability of this initiative. HH level disposal and HH level collection are needed to allow recycling. Countries are making millions with recycling.

    AjithZ Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:28 PM

    Just requesting without a law to back it is useless. Good to introduce new laws and punish the offenders. People will never learn otherwise. Need some quick solution to this burning issue.

    mario tissaaratchy Sunday, 23 April 2017 06:17 PM

    never to late good move

    SL Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:54 PM

    So much talks a,but no output.I they have real interest they must have a plan right now. Usuless gvt and minister enjoying with public money

    DJ Saturday, 22 April 2017 03:56 PM

    Is the President and PM living in Lanka or some other country, cause they don't know if their coming or going. President is having commission after commission. PM is selling the country lock stock and barrel. Not one decent decision of National minded thinking so far by these two leaders. They are robbing the peoples monies in front of our eyes and we can't see it. Earlier they did it behind our backs. That's the difference in educated thieves

    Very Concerned Saturday, 22 April 2017 04:41 PM

    Colombo Municipality should control the breeding and spread of mice and larger rodents in sewers and city so that perishable garbage can be composted within properties even in a small way.

    Kale Saturday, 22 April 2017 05:39 PM

    Another law, another set of fines, another bunch of corruption opportunities that will come from it.And what happens to the separated rubbish anyway?Does it end up in the same place as the rest?And what happens when the collectors, who already demand money from householders to collect, while being paid by their employers, don't show up anyway?

    concern Saturday, 22 April 2017 06:58 PM

    Yes the law was there but the issue was only one garbage truck collects. They empty the containers to this one. What is the idea having separate containers?


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