Garbage not collected from section of Manning flats

Garbage has not been collected from a section of the Manning flats at Matha Road in Narahenpita following an assault on garbage collectors.

The assault took place earlier this week when one person attempted to dump polythene into a garbage truck along Mangala Patha in Matha Road.

The garbage collectors had said they cannot collect polythene based on instructions given to them.

However an angry resident in the area assaulted one garbage collector and a few others then supported him and assaulted two others who came in the garbage truck.

The garbage collectors later said they will not return to Mangala Patha and since then garbage has not been collected in the area, the residents said.