Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had briefed the cabinet on the need to go ahead with the project while addressing any concerns.
Cabinet co-spokesman Ramesh Pathirana said that as per the agreement reached on the project, if the project is suspended the Government could face legal action.
As a result cabinet had approved a proposal to move ahead with the project.
The Aruwakkalu Waste Management Project was launched following the Meethotamulla garbage dump tragedy in 2017 as a sustainable and scientific solution to the solid waste disposal problem.
A Chinese consortium had been awarded the contract for the design, supply and installation/construction of the Municipal Solid Waste Sanitary Landfill Disposal Facility at Aruwakkalu.
The contract had been awarded to a consortium between China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) and the Southwest Municipal Engineering and Research Institute of China (SEMEDRIC). (Colombo Gazette)