Apr 22, 2017

Meethotamulla : Now and then (Pics)

Photojournalist Sanka Vidanagama has unveiled a series of comparison photographs featuring the  garbage dump in Meethotamulla located in the outskirts of Colombo.

The left side pictures show scenes taken from Dec. 2015 while the right side depicts scenes from April 15, 2017, after the dump collapsed.

he open garbage dump collapsed and crashed into nearby homes on April 14 as people were celebrating the local new year while the death toll currently stands at 31. Sri Lanka Police confirmed that so far around 145 houses had sustained damages while a total of 625 persons belonging to 180 families have been displaced by the disaster.

(Picture Courtesy – Google Maps and Sanka Vidanagama)