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The Dehiwala police arrested six people today for dumping garbage in public places in the Dehiwala police area. They had dumped the garbage while driving past the area in their private vehicles.

Police media spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said that the police is assisting the Municipal and Urban Councils and also the Environment Ministry to arrest such individuals and to combat pollution of the environment. (SD)
 

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  • Waakir Hussain Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:34 AM

    Good move ..... we have to instruct the authority to arrest the whole public who cast their votes to the dirty politicians and dumped them into the parliament.. hmmm...

    rifai Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:35 AM

    Apart from other things. This is a good move. keep it up & expand 2 other areas too.

    Upali Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:35 AM

    This is a very good move. Lets hope there will be continuity of the rules & punishment irrespectivce of once public standing.

    scrap_metal Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:36 AM

    way to Sri Lanka... Two thumps up...

    Ramzeel Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:41 AM

    As a punishment they should be forced to carry the garbage bags on their heads and stand there at least for 15 minutes. That would be a deterrent for those watching.

    Tm Abay Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:41 AM

    Good move, whoever did it

    Dee Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:42 AM

    Very good move . Most probably they would have been top executives, who call themselves 'educated'

    tyronne Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:49 AM

    Brilliant move lets hope its implemented in Nugegoda too and all areas together with proper/systematic /regular garbage pickup and disposal.

    Prasanna Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:49 AM

    WOW.... Finally Trying to get the city Clean.. pls implement them and make them follow .. and much strict Law should Come in to Force...

    Keep up the Gud Work... :))

    the truth be told Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:53 AM

    this is excellent, i have seen people do target practise with their garbage bags and miss the garbage collect bin completely splatering the contents every where. lets accept most people have no regard to the rights of the other person and will not think twice before dumping there garbage in front of other peoples houses, but never in front of theirs

    bugger Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:55 AM

    Execelent,why not try this all over Sri Lanka?

    Sammy Thursday, 15 July 2010 03:00 PM

    Good show, this is the way to go! Extend it to all other parts of the country.

    Gayan Samarasekara Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:00 AM

    Good move. Keep our country clean... Punish the culprits caught at best... Meanwhile develop a proper waste management system, because people can't keep garbage at their compounds.

    ranjana Thursday, 15 July 2010 03:02 PM

    Good move. But the MC should put garbage places all over the city. Its very hard to find a dustbin.

    Migida Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:04 AM

    PLEASE PROVIDE PROPER BIN BAGS AND SYSTEM SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED TO COLLECT THESE BAGS BY THE COUNCIL.

    TERRENCE B. DE SILVA Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:04 AM

    AND NOW SRI LANKA PRESENTS ANOTHER FIRST "THE KUNU POLICE KARAYA."

    CAN Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:04 AM

    Partialy agree!. This is one step only and also must heavily punish those who don't comply. In order to become enviornmental friendly people should to pay a price for everything they want to dispose. Then they will realize earth is not a garbage dump!

    suwimal Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:08 AM

    of course why not! Police must arrest and send the culprits to prison; those who dump their garbage in towns, those who do not walk on pavements but on roads, those who cross the roads etc. Let the people find out legal means to do those things. But the police can not see vehicles parked on pavements obstructing pedestrians, yellow lines erased off, non-availability of garbage dumping facility, vehicles not allowing pedestrians to cross over etc.,etc.

    Sumal Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:13 AM

    Nonsense. First of all collect the garbages daily or every other day, otherwise let us know where to dump it. They are just throwing it because municipal have not collected it. Implement law and order after providing solutions. Next step would be to fill the municipal office with garbages.

    Indika Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:16 AM

    That may be your mentality.

    Nandimithra Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:16 AM

    People dump garbage for lack of alternative. If the municipality collects garbage regularly then no problem. These are easy "non solutions" without tackiling the real problem .

    common SL Thursday, 15 July 2010 03:54 PM

    Awesome ... GO sri lanka go ,
    As punishment they should put in to one week social work , like cleaning hospitals or road sides ....

    freedilfin Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:28 AM

    Well said...

    Podi Guru Thursday, 15 July 2010 04:19 PM

    Provide the places and sufficient people to collect the garbage and most people will oblige and do their duty.

    Mahroof Friday, 16 July 2010 04:12 PM

    This is a really good move to keep the country clean, tidy and beautiful ... but, should be adopted in other areas as well!

    ram Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:53 AM

    very good action, congratulation Mr.IGP,

    I myself witnessed on Wellawatte Canal, daily neary by a cool bar workers, 2 young girls just throw their shop garbage into the canal on the galle road bridge, the worst part is that on the same bridge there is a police post with at least 5 officers there.

    Practical Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:54 AM

    Unless you pay the monthly 'jarawa' the garbage collectors dont pick up garbage. What do you expect citizens to do? Keep all the garbage at home? Its good they did not dump the garbage at the municipality gate!

    Rohan S Thursday, 15 July 2010 09:56 AM

    Great job! Wish these same cops can come down to Riverdale Road/Anniewatte area of Kandy..

    Jaminda Mendis Thursday, 15 July 2010 11:32 PM

    Very good! Let us be responsible citizens and dispose garbage in a better way, rather than throwing it on the road!

    malkanthi Friday, 16 July 2010 08:55 AM

    this is the bad influence of the west

    najeeb Thursday, 15 July 2010 10:46 AM

    There are NO garbage dumping areas in Dehiwala. The DMMC cleaners come once a week. What to do with the daily garbage. This is ridiculous move. We are tax payers and this is the treatment we receive. Policemans duty is to protect law and order not to arrest people who throw garbage. Shame.

    Mushi Thursday, 15 July 2010 10:51 AM

    Ramzeel, we have what is called a human right. BUT I AM AGAI NST LITTERING CITES AND TOWNS.

    Abdul Thursday, 15 July 2010 11:03 AM

    I live in Dehiwela, Garbage collectors have not come to my home for the last 10 days, I have duly handed over my garbage in Hampden Lane, Wellawatte to the garbage collectors who are omnipresent there. Sometimes the garbage collectors I have seen are collecting garbage from on the roadside. Surely, Singapore is not like this

    Sanga Thursday, 15 July 2010 11:04 AM

    as the result of not sending CMC/Abans people to clean the City. how can people keep/dump the garbage for more than 1 week. Dehiwala MC should take the blame.

    priyal Thursday, 15 July 2010 11:07 AM

    Well done this is what we were waiting for

    dayyiya Thursday, 15 July 2010 11:09 AM

    Don't worry......very soon this will not be a problem....since the cost of living is so high...people will have to start eating their own garbage.

    willows Thursday, 15 July 2010 11:39 AM

    We live in Dehiwala and garbage not cleared for a nine day period? what should we do with our garbage??

    Ruwan Fernando Thursday, 15 July 2010 12:17 PM

    Good form! Please come patrol Kassapa Road, Colombo 5 as well :)

    Tintin Friday, 16 July 2010 04:26 AM

    Yes, the punishments can come thereafter.

    zaza Friday, 16 July 2010 04:36 AM

    Good Move...BUT how about providing
    1.Large Bins for all homes to throw away garbage
    Recycle material separate / garbage separate
    2.Bins get picked up from the houses bi weekly from the municipal councils
    3.Proper Bins in the city - not those absurd wastepaper baskets tied onto lamp post

    ZZ

    Messenger Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:25 AM

    wow... good move

    Indika Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:27 AM

    Let public (residents close by) litter into to their garden as a punishment.

    Bluff Bluff Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:32 AM

    Once again another stupid move of the authorities. Putting a policeman behind the bushes and catching garbage dumpers is not the solution. Introduce a proper garbage disposal/recycling systems in the country, and then people will stop disposal of garbage at various places.

    gyan Thursday, 15 July 2010 08:34 AM

    this is excellent... but at the same time a proper system should be implemented by the municipal council for the disposal of garbage in the houses


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