Central Authority for solid waste management to be established

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the officials to implement a programme to solve the issue of solid waste management in the country and formulate necessary arrangements to vest the powers with the Central Authority in that process.

He gave these instructions during a meeting held at the Disaster Management Ministry to review the progress of providing relief measures to the Meethotamulla victims, today (21).

The programme to provide houses for the displaced persons, whose houses were completely destroyed, was launched today under the guidance of the President, expediting the resettlement process for the people who are affected by the collapse of a section of the Meethotamulla garbage dump.

The President also directed the Secretary to the President to take actions to call a continues discussion with participation of the Prime Minister, Ministers and other officials till the solutions are found to the current issues. These discussions will be held before the Cabinet meeting.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministers Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Susil Premajayantha, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Faizer Mustafa, Sagala Rathnayake, Vajira Abeywardena, A. H. M. Fawzie, Chief Minister of Western Province Isura Dewapriya, Commanders of Tri forces and the Inspector General of Police were among those participated in this meeting.


  1. More than 30 already dead. Hundreds more who were rescued will also can have a very short life due to ingestion of extremely contaminated water and toxic gases. So what is the point this publicity of setting up a “New Authority” ? Will it be like Central Bank appointments bringing Arjun Mahendran and still no charges laid for corruption??

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