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CMC to collect a sewerage disposal service charge

6 January 2019 09:48 pm - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has decided to impose a sewerage disposal service charge from commercial and industrial companies within the city.

It is expected to earn Rs.667 million revenue with the introduction of this scheme of revenue.

In replying to a question CMC member Sharmila Jayawardena Gonawala said proposal to collect this revenue had been included in the CMC budget for the year 2019.

The decision to levy sewerage disposal charge has been taken on the instructions by the Asian Development Bank.

According to the CMC budget proposal this fee will be imposed on all the institutions within the city limit except private houses.

  Comments - 16

  • DG Monday, 07 January 2019 07:45 AM

    Good suggestion to maintain those services. Are any apartment complexes using these services, what happen if they are occupied by individual owners.

    Ravi Monday, 07 January 2019 07:48 AM

    ...and of course it will trickle down to the ordinary citizens pocket.

    cheers Monday, 07 January 2019 08:11 AM

    Pls pass the sewerage through temple trees to flush the sacked PM to the sea

    Don Monday, 07 January 2019 08:15 AM

    This is good. Many countries follow his system and it will help to improve the city infrastructure. Even developed countries follow this.

    Moiez Monday, 07 January 2019 08:18 AM

    Better not to charge from houses.

    Amara Monday, 07 January 2019 08:46 AM

    As long as those taxes are not going to Rosie madams interior decorations, I am happy.

    niranjana Monday, 07 January 2019 08:49 AM

    A very good idea. Implement immediately

    Lankaputha Monday, 07 January 2019 09:36 AM

    Why you charge VAT and all other taxes. Keep in mind labbata thiyana athama thama puhulatath thiyanne.Also this will increase road side dumping

    CITIZEN Monday, 07 January 2019 10:17 AM

    This tax is already levied with the Water Bills as "Sewerage Charge" although most of the times the drains, gullies and manholes remain clogged and stagnant, causing health hazards! If the objective is to recover some extravagant expenditure rename it as "Mayor's Toilet Renovation Levy" (MTRV).

    seqi Monday, 07 January 2019 10:23 AM

    Every house or building connected ought to pay a charge. Including council offices and residencies.

    Priya Monday, 07 January 2019 10:33 AM

    Another Tax? This should be called "The Dirty Tax"...

    Mr X Monday, 07 January 2019 10:38 AM

    We'd appreciate if you'd let us know what you propose to do with this added revenue of Rs. 667 million.

    Rasheed Monday, 07 January 2019 11:21 AM

    Now the CMC has become a money making council. Hope they will pass the benefits to the public rather than pocketing themselves.

    OPPOSITION LEADER Monday, 07 January 2019 11:37 AM

    pls repair the broken sewer line at kompanna veediya.The bad smell is spreading all over the area for more than a month.CMC is no where.Why you collect money when the service is so worst.! Further to that, All over the Colombo city, roads are cut down to install sewer lines and left without repairing properly. Pit holes on the roads are so dangerous to bicycle raiders. Vehicle suspensions too are damaged leading owners to repair without insurance claim. This is due to gross negligence by CMC and PRDA,if some one opt to sue CMC I will involve.

    Don Juwan Monday, 07 January 2019 12:55 PM

    Why do not charge for the disposal of sanitary towels?

    sarath Monday, 07 January 2019 02:06 PM

    and what will the CMC do with the money collected, for which they already don't have the funds

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