මුතුරාජවෙලට කුණු නොදමන්නැයි අතුරුතහනම් නියෝගයක්‌ ඉල්ලයි ගොනුකළ පෙත්සම සලකා බැලීම 20 වැනිදා News Item……….
Posted on June 16th, 2017

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera

I WROTE ABOUT IN MAY LAST YEAR AND IN 2015

http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/05/21/garbage-disposal-emergency-situation-and-action-plan/

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All the stranded garbage should be transported to the 200 acre land in Muthurajawela .which is cleared by CEA for reclamation using Sea SandImmediate action should be taken to use all the machinery available in SLLRDC and fill  2-3 acres of existing marsh to fill about 1-2 feet with sea sand lying in MuthurajawelaGarbage Lorries can have access to the filled area and  dump the garbage on part filled land ,simultaneously and immediately covered with Sea sand.Excavators should dredged a wider peripheral canal isolating the dumpsiteTo solve the problem of transportation may be caused by the people along the route .

Army and Navy should be deployed to handle the public

Access to Muthurajawela site is only via Gunasekera Mawatha from Negombo –Colombo Road which is quite narrow ,and the residents will start throwing stones to lorries .It happened earlier when containers were transported thru that road.Other access is via Alakanda Road along Hamilton Canal ,which is also quite narrow and another hail of stones may follow by residents as few hundred truck load carrying raw wet garbage will stink unless they are bailed and covered.

His excellency President should call following officers for a meeting to issue instructions to carry out the emergency plan detailed ABOVE

  • Army commander
  • Navy CommanderIGP
  • Secretary to Ministry of  Megapolis
  • Minister of Megapolis
  • Chief Minister /WP
  • The Mayor /Commissioner of Colombo MC
  • Division secretary Wattala
  • Hon John Amaratunge
  • Chairman CEA
  • Chairman RDA
  • Chairman SLLRDC
  • Chairman UDA
  • Director Waste disposal /WP
  • Attorney General –AG
  • Director –State TV stations

H E President may have to declare partial emergency to cover emergency action required to overcome the problems due to floods ( AG  should advise An Officer from the Sri Lanka Army should be appointed to manage the procedure detailed above .CEA chairman should approve the procedure under emergency and nominate a monitoring committeeExecuting agency should be SLLRDC  and use Sri Lanka Army trucks and drivers to carry out transportation

In Muthrajawela SLLRDC developed a 400 acres as am Industrial park ,by reclaiming a marsh with Sea sand in 1996 after obtaining Environment Clearance .and now fully occupied by various companies as fuel and gas storage ,ware housing and power generation etc .

SLLRDC lately obtain environment clearance to reclaim 200 more acres between the buffer zone and the 400 acre developed plot and now ready to offer to investors for various industries.

SLLRDC has also pumped over 2.5 million Cu M of Sea sand which is now stock piled next to the 200 acre plot and being sold   to retail buyers .

This stock pile of sand can be used to reclaim the 200 acres and offer to investors, and SLLRDC has advertised the land calling for offers.

Government can initiate a action plan to remove the OLD garbage which has already being party composted lying in the southern part of the Meethotamulle Dump using trucks to the 200 acre plot for reclamation .

It is advisable to use part of the available sand to lay a 1-2 feet layer in the marshy layer  of 200 acres prior to dumping of the OLD GARBAGE and fresh layer of either sand or earth ( being excavated in many building sites in Colombo) can be used to cover the garbage payers one by one .SLLRDC has a large fleet of equipment and trucks  which are idling and the workforce can undertake this work .Government via Treasury and also from CMC coffers funds should be made available to SLLRDC to carry out above work

It is anticipated that removal of the OLD GARBAGE can be completed within 3- 4 months.

Land which is cleared in Meethotmualle dump may be used to install a Garbage sorting ware house and compacting unit  for further transportation either for incineration or  degasifying else where

Residents in the area can have employment for segregation of the garbage, which is now being practiced in Karadiyana Site in Moratuwa

Part of the 200 acre land can be used for installation of the incineration plant which can be the source to generate steam for power generation .

The land reclaimed by above means can be offered to Investors who may come with a investment plan to generate power using the raw garbage which can be transported after compacting and bailing

 CMC ,UDA ,SLLRDC and a Treasury Representative shall form a committee headed by a high powered authoritative person  who shall report to Prime Minister for speedy execution of the project .

Government shall appoint a high powered officer  who can undertake to manage and  above task providing absolute authority is given to  executing above, subject to agreement by all three agencies above

Treasury Representative shall provide avenues to source funds for the above project 

LAND IN MUTHURAWELA

During a reason visit to Maldive Island .the writer has witnessed how garbage is carried by landing crafts to an area closed to the city ,and over 500 acres has been reclaimed by du ping garbage and covering with sea sand .This newly generated land is now a Industrial Estate in MaleMaldives has vey stringent environment rules and yet they opted to do above to solve the problemTherefore reclaiming the land observing proper guidelines not to pollute the area for Industrial Purpose is the ideal short term solution for above problem

RECLAIMED LAND IN MALE USING GARBAGE

Prepared by Dr Sarath Obeysekera ( Ex-Chairman SLLRCDC

CEO Colombo Dockyard Ltd

05/05/15

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Today 6th June I saw that Galle Face is being cleared after HE passed the location yesterday .Port Management Services –a company under SLPA  which takes scare of Galle Face were cleaning the garbage. I asked the poor cleaners about on whose orders they are cleaning They said that “Janadipathy Thuma methanin Giya Eeye ,eeta passe apita lokumahathuru Kiwwa “ H E passed by yesterday and their bosses told them to clean !

I wonder why HE has to get involved in this ?

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