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This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Colombo city faces major crisis with nowhere to dump garbage

Sri Lanka, 4 - 18 - 2005: Colombo city faces major crisis with nowhere to dump garbage: "Apr 18, Colombo: Garbage collection in Colombo city has come to a standstill since last Friday as there is nowhere to dump the garbage.
The Colombo Municipal Council earlier urged residents and institutions including hospitals to bury their garbage on their premises. Colombo's Mayor Prasanna Gunewardana says they are now trying to find a solution to the crisis with support from the Health Ministry.
He said that hospital waste was the main problem as it carries dangerous germs. Hospitals in Colombo and other areas have no systematic waste disposal systems."


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