Waste management streamlined, says Champika

Published : 12:03 am  March 13, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (310) reads | 

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Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka said waste management, which comes under the purview of the Colombo  Municipality, was streamlined.    
Speaking at a recent function, he said the responsibility of dealing with waste was returned to local government bodies at the beginning of this year. 


“We took over waste management in the Colombo municipality after the disaster occurred last year. We made a plan and all they have to do is to maintain it,” the minister said. 


The Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLLRDC) recently held a meeting at the Kerawalapitiya recycling plant to raise awareness on garbage management. Key local government bodies in Colombo were present at the meeting. However, there was no representation from the Kaduwela and Gampaha Urban Councils and the Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha. 


However, the meeting highlighted that unsegregated waste could not be dumped at the Kerawalapitiya recycling plant which now comes under the purview of the SLLRDC. 
 

We took over waste management in the Colombo municipality after the disaster occurred last year. We made a plan and all they have to do is to maintain it