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Heavy traffic was reported in Colombo Fort because of a protest organised by the All Ceylon Polythene Manufacturers and Recyclers Association (ACPMRA) against the ban of polythene.

They demanded the government to provide them alternatives for polythene.  

Meanwhile, police said the road from NSA Roundabout towards the Ceramic Junction had been temporarily closed due to the protest.

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  Comments - 14

  • ANTON Monday, 21 August 2017 04:51 PM

    OK ...... ARE THEY GOING TO BAN PE CONTAINERS MADE FOR SHAMPOO, FACE WASHES, WATER STORAGE, TOOTH PASTE , ............. ?

    Yehiya Tuesday, 22 August 2017 01:14 PM

    Read the gazette clearly.

    snowy Monday, 21 August 2017 05:06 PM

    Yes sir, you need not answer the government for alternatives to polythene, Try "cellulose"! I wonder if the JO jokers understand what is "cellulose".

    kevin Monday, 21 August 2017 05:10 PM

    Alternative?? Produce environment friendly recyclable bags.. If cant find an alternative like that, declare bankruptcy and find another environment friendly business

    Joseph Monday, 21 August 2017 05:30 PM

    At the rate of protests carried out today, before long the drug traffickers will also stage a protest that they are unable to conduct their business due to government regulations

    RD Monday, 21 August 2017 05:41 PM

    It is high time to form All Ceylon Asbestos Association and All Ceylon Smokers Association.

    bandara Monday, 21 August 2017 05:57 PM

    why should the govt. provide any alternatives. GOSL has done what is good for the country. You guys go find another alternate business

    ceylon Monday, 21 August 2017 06:03 PM

    these producers are right.suddenly ban without any plans.all lossess for these industrialists.dont protest on roadsgo to sirisenas home to protest via DM Android App

    ceylon Monday, 21 August 2017 06:05 PM

    these are modasenas orders.dont block passengers riads.people dudnt do these stupud things.block sirisenas hime roads. via DM Android App

    Lanka Shantha Monday, 21 August 2017 06:58 PM

    It is everybody's right to make protest.But we Citizen have to make our living too.So police must ask them to do it in the Galleface Green from 9.00AM till 16.00PM.(Saturdays, Sundays and Poya days excluded)

    Rufus Norton Monday, 21 August 2017 07:43 PM

    These guys are protesting because they are going to lose their business, but we have to think about well-being of this country.

    roshan Tuesday, 22 August 2017 10:42 AM

    what nonsense is this? we should think about the country first....to shift garbage also protests,to shift prison also protest, all these are horas money induced protests..

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 22 August 2017 10:49 AM

    I see no alternative but banning polythene.

    Siri de Alwis Tuesday, 22 August 2017 04:54 PM

    In Europe all are using cotton bags. One can wash and used these bags for years and no polution at all.Siri


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