Is India responsible for medicinal waste accumulating on Sri Lankan shores?
Posted on August 12th, 2018

Courtesy India Today

Thousands of expiired medicines, bottles, polythene packages and syringes have found there way to the shores of Puttalam and neighbouring regions in Sri Lanka. What’s shocking is that all these expired medicines and bottles have seals and manufacturing stamps of India.

The Puttalam fisheries officials suspect that the medical waste is coming from the Indian side and that it was disposed off in the sea in a hazardous manner.

Is India responsible for medicinal waste accumulating on Sri Lankan shores?

Puttalam fisheries officials suspect that the medical waste is coming from the Indian side.

Medicinal waste accumulating on Sri Lankan shores.

The fishermen in the region fear that this will affect the fish in the sea and in turn their livelihood.

Officials in the region will begin a probe on how the medical waste is reaching the Sri Lankan waters.

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