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Several factories near Kelani River without environmental licences: COPE

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While highlighting that 41 factories along the banks of Kelani River are without environmental licences, while the licences of 205 factories have been cancelled, the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) yesterday proposed a joint plan to avoid pollution of the river.

The committee had therefore advised that Ministry of Environment,ministry of Water Supply and the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local bodies to come up with a joint plan to avoid pollution of Kelani River, according to Parliament sources. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardane)

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  • ravin Friday, 27 November 2020 07:58 AM

    No mercy . If and when necessary regulatory laws are violated close the establishment. We have to begin somewhere to make this country a wonderful for everyone.

    dara Friday, 27 November 2020 08:00 AM

    People drink this water,if government is not stern,more people for water related sicknesses

    Era Friday, 27 November 2020 08:33 AM

    COPE has to loo at government corporations etc. Are they diverting ?

    Gunapala Friday, 27 November 2020 10:14 AM

    start with a muslim businessman as usual approach with few "hakgediya"

    MN Friday, 27 November 2020 07:23 PM

    Those factory owners,oil palm of health authorities,so it won't go further

    B.Ramakumar Friday, 27 November 2020 10:29 PM

    now only they saw by naked eye what a shame to govt. officials

    CITIZEN Saturday, 28 November 2020 10:03 AM

    Strict action essential. Close them until approvals are obtained.


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