Dehiwala Police conducts shramadhana to clear garbagePublished : 8:59 am June 20, 2015 | No comments so far | | (1009) reads |
The environmental Unit of the Dehiwala Police launched a Shramadhana campaign to clear the massive garbage collection along Wasala road and along the Station road.
Police said the garbage pile in the area is an eyesore in the city and that they cleared it and created public awareness on keeping the area free of garbage. They said the haphazard disposal of garbage by the people had created a serious health hazard compelling the police to launch an environmental promotion programme.
A senior police officer said that the surrounding area of the Wasala road and the Station road had been high risk area of Dengue fever due to the haphazard removal of garbage. He pointed out that gully covers in the drainage system had been stolen and, that it resulted in obstructions to the free flow of water caused by solid waste. He said the overflow of the storm water caused extensive damage to the road and to the home gardens.
A senior police officer said that the surrounding area of the Wasala road and the Station road had been high risk area of Dengue fever due to the haphazard removal of garbage
Police Environmental Unit OIC, SI Yohan Bandula, Community Police Unit OIC, SI Gunaratne, PCs Rajapakse, Karunaratne, members of the Civil Defence Committees, and the employees of the Dehiala – Mt. Lavinia Municipal Council launched the environmental promotion programme on the instructions of Dehiwala Police OIC, CI Kapila Abeynayaka.