Oct 08, 2018

Hope for a solution today to the Colombo garbage disposal issue Featured

Chairman of the Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (LRDC) Roshan Gunawardena hopes the garbage disposal issue in the Colombo municipality area will be resolved today (08).

According to him, the LRDC would resume disposing the garbage if the Colombo Municipal Council agrees to discuss settling at least half of the arrears due to the LRDC.

He is responding to allegations by Colombo mayor Rosie Senanayake that the situation has arisen due to the LRDC deciding unilaterally not to accept the collected garbage.

The LRDC has stopped disposing the garbage at its Kerawalapitiya dump due to the CMC’s failure to make the payments.

Lorries carrying garbage could be seen parked by the side of the road leading to the garbage dump, while garbage remains uncollected in several locations in the Colombo municipality area.