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The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) will take legal action against those who imported the containers of industrial waste without the proper a licence resulting in a public outcry, CEA Director General Hemantha Jayasinghe said.

He said Hayleys Free Zone Ltd., ETL Colombo (Pvt) Limited and Ceylon Metal Processing Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, were responsible for the importing, reprocessing and re-exporting the consignment of industrial waste.

“These companies had not obtained either the Environmental Protection License or the Hazardous Waste Management License from the CEA for such imports,” Mr Jayasinghe said.

He said the CEA had directed Hayleys Free Zone Ltd. also known as Advantis, to export the waste material to the country of origin with immediate effect and directed the company to take immediate steps to prevent any liquid or other effluents polluting the environment.

The CEA said the import of waste material needed the consent of the relevant country of origin on the basis that Sri Lanka is a signatory to the Basel Convention.

Meanwhile, Hayleys Free Zone Ltd (HFZ) said it had no connection to the 102 containers lying at the Port of Colombo, but said the company had processed and re-exported 29 containers out of the 130 container loads of used mattresses currently stored at the HFZ yard.

With regard to the 130 container loads of used mattresses, the company said they were imported by Ceylon Metal Processing Corporation (Pvt) Ltd., which was the actual owner of the cargo. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Anmanpan Saturday, 27 July 2019 07:57 AM

    Sorry Hayleys, it is the consignee that is responsible for the cargo imported. The next time you will man passing by the port is responsible. Do business with Garbage and end up in Garbage. The buck stops at the chairman and not the labourers who handle cargo. Do not need artificial intelligence to understand this.

    Lal de Mel Saturday, 27 July 2019 08:54 AM

    Re-exporting the waste from Hayleys Free Trade Zone Ltd is not a practical proposition. After removing the metal components, they should be incinerated in a cement kiln.

    Jude Saturday, 27 July 2019 08:55 AM

    The BIGGEST waste at the Diyawanna oya !! They're Toxic !!!

    Marcian Christopher Saturday, 27 July 2019 11:06 AM

    Must keep our fingers crossed to see to the conclusion of the court case and the findings. What will be, will be! Like kay sera, sera

    Sarath Amarasingha Saturday, 27 July 2019 12:45 PM

    This was done in 2013. The government at that time is totally responsible

    Sen Saturday, 27 July 2019 12:51 PM

    Why won't arrest them,who is in charge of environment of this country

    kudson Monday, 29 July 2019 09:25 AM

    another corrupt official will take the money offered and no action will be taken the death penalty is a must for those who pollute the environment this is not a case of throwing garbage on the street hayleys has to be shut down this is worse than rathupaswewa


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