30% of rivers polluted due to garbage – Irrigation Department

30% of rivers polluted due to garbage – Irrigation Department

30% of rivers polluted due to garbage – Irrigation Department

Written by Staff Writer

04 Aug, 2019 | 3:35 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Department of Irrigation states that nearly all the rivers in the country have been polluted due to the dumping of waste.

Director of the Flood Control Unit at the Department, Janaki Meegasthanna states that nearly 30% of the rivers have been polluted due to the dumping of waste. She further said that a special mechanism is in place to control this situation. The Director adds that Samurdhi beneficiaries have been deployed to control it.

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