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Petition filed against disposal of garbage in Meethotamulla taken up

2013 Jul 07

A petition filed against the improper disposal of garbage in the Meethotamulla area was taken up for consideration once again at the Colombo Magistrate Court on Thursday.

The petition was filed by the Public Campaign against the Kolonnawa landfill.
The Colombo Magistrate obtained evidence from residents while the verdict is to be given on July 9.

The Colombo Municipal Council, the Kolonnawa Urban Council and the Urban Development Authority have been named as respondents in the case.
Waste disposal in the Meethotamulla area in Kolonnawa was a topic of much discussion in the recent past due to the environmental and health problems that could arise as pointed out by area residents.

Once again, Newsfirst toured the area surrounding the Meethotamulla landfill to look into the current situation.

For further details watch the video.

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