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Nine women were arrested by the Peliyagoda Police Marine Division today on charges of throwing garbage, waste water and other effluent substances into the Kelani River.

Police said those arrested were residents of Henamulla and Thotalanga and the arrests were made during a raid carried out by the Marine Division.

The women were released on police bail, but will be produced before the Maligawatta Magistrate on December 7.

Recently, 23 people including 13 women were arrested on charges of dumping garbage into the Kelani and Bolgoda rivers.

The Central Environment Authority earlier said that several factories located on the banks of Kelani River were also charged of disposing their waste material into the river but no legal action has been taken against the factories as yet. (Piyumi Fonseka)

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  • Ram Friday, 04 December 2015 08:05 PM

    What about a temple along the entire stretch of Dharmarama road and and kirullapone canal constructed/ constructing building unto the bank of canal and throwing everything into the canal. Where is the canal reservation of 20 feet and building line on galle road and dharmarama road.

    herath Saturday, 05 December 2015 10:10 AM

    very good move

    Baz Saturday, 05 December 2015 04:26 PM

    The authorities need to come down hard on these environmental polluters!

    Jehan Sunday, 06 December 2015 05:13 AM

    Selective enforcement. The women were probably not politically connected. There needs to be an alternative way of dealing with garbage disposal. Like maybe allowing more private companies to compete and take care of garbage disposal. The government is clearly incapable.

    Ranil Sunday, 06 December 2015 03:57 PM

    Very Good move! Does anyone know whom they arrested when Coca Cola dumped chemicals to the river stopping water supply to the capitol city?Chances of this comment getting published too is slim due to influence these companies carry R


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