Rathgama, Rajagiriya residents protest over mounting garbage

Rathgama, Rajagiriya residents protest over mounting garbage

Rathgama, Rajagiriya residents protest over mounting garbage

Written by Keshala Dias

03 Apr, 2017 | 9:49 pm

Residents of Donald Obeysekera Mawatha in Rajagiriya charge that garbage is being dumped in their area.

The residents claim that individuals who do not reside on Donald Obeysekera Mawatha are now dumping their garbage in the area.

Voice of the residents:

“Every day garbage is dumped here. After that a tractor comes here and they load the garbage. Mosquitoes are breeding here. People should be more considerate”.

“There is no point in talking about this. We must tell this to those who are dumping garbage. Nothing gets done just because we talk about it”.

“Nobody understands that it is the environment that is being polluted. This is a nuisance for those living in this neighborhood. Nothing gets done. There is no point talking about it”.

Meanwhile, residents of Monrovia Watte in Rathgama staged a protest claiming they were affected by the garbage recycling plant operating in the area.

The protest took place at the Ranapanadeniya junction along the Galle-Dodangoda road, today, April 03.

Southern Provincial Councillor Ariyawansa Shammu and former UNP member of the Hikkaduwa Pradeshiya Sabha Buddhi Vitharana arrived at the scene of the protest.

A heated argument took place thereafter.

The image used is for representational purposes only.

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