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Street cameras will be set up to identify persons who dump garbage on the roadside and in public places, Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Musthapha said.

At a meeting held at the ministry to formally establish a National Task Force which was established by the Ministry in order to find solutions to the prevailing garbage crisis with a view to curbing the spread of dengue, the minister warned that stern action would be taken against such individual.

Initially it was decided to link all Local Authorities in order to maintain a proper procedure during garbage disposal.

Minister Musthapha said that the Environmental Police had increased the number of mobile observation teams that were deployed for this purpose.

Accordingly, 2, 336 persons had been identified while dumping garbage on roads in a haphazard manner in the course of a day. Every home will be required to use compost bins to dispose degradable waste. The task force will take immediate steps to initiate a waste management system in universities and schools.

Minister Musthapha said that the task force will monitor waste management procedures countrywide 24 hours of the day.

Commenting on the allegation that military personnel were being deployed to collect garbage, the minister assured the public that this Government, under the leadership of the President Maithripala Sirisena, will never allow the name of our war heroes to be degraded in such a manner. (By Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Lak Friday, 23 June 2017 05:53 PM

    CCTV camera setting for garbage droppers never heard any where in the world yet. Sri Lanka first. Another big under the desk commission behind these deals probably.Place petrol to make sure garbage pickers are coming without fail as scheduled. No nonsense. If need get more trucks instead Expensive Mercedes for ministers and MPs. Do studies for locations and how to reduce garbage.

    RAK Friday, 23 June 2017 12:08 PM

    A memorable fine will keep those from illegal dumping. There's no other way to bring discipline in this country.

    Tax Payer Friday, 23 June 2017 12:41 PM

    As usual, doing everything in reverse gear.Millions will be spent on task forces and CCTV cams without addressing the core issues. Landfills in Sri Lanka are no longer an option. Have our student leaders considered power generation plant possibilities from waste and other methods of waste to energy conversion systems? Have experts in other countries been consulted?

    Godayaimadayai Friday, 23 June 2017 12:53 PM

    Isselama Pare tiyana Kunu goda ain karapalla Camera Set karanna kalin! What the heck is wrong with this Government ????

    Piyumi Fernando Friday, 23 June 2017 01:02 PM

    This is a good idea. But, first of all place coloured bins on the roadside for segregated waste.

    Morajee Friday, 23 June 2017 01:15 PM

    Pls fine the persons which do not comply with the system. Also, the Garbage collection system by Local bodies and Municipal councils should be efficient.The govt needs to bring down machines immediately to Recycle the Garbage.

    simon Friday, 23 June 2017 01:25 PM

    Isselama Pare tiyana Kunu goda ain karapalla Camera Set karanna kalin! What the heck is wrong with this Government ????

    Rhonda Taylor Friday, 23 June 2017 03:03 PM

    I don't see why anybody should dump garbage anywhere if the trucks are punctual and collect the garbage from homes on a regular basis.What is the private company Abans that took over the garbage problem doing???Have we got to bribe them on a regular basis??


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