Solution to garbage stacked in Katunayake
Posted on August 5th, 2019

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera

Everyone talks about the garbage lying in the free trade zone . No one has any clue to get rid of it after courts prohibited moving them out I remember a solution I gave when I ran SLLRDC during the time of RP.

As an Anandian I was invited as the chief guest in a price giving ceremony in the College Principal was developing a playground in land acquired from Mcwoods.

A massive rock wad lying on the surface where the ground was built As we have many cranes, the school asked me to provide cranes to lift and remove it.

I went to see the location and decided to deploy two excavators and a bulldozer to dig 10 feet deep hole next to the rock Asked them to use the excess soil to prepare the ground.

Pushed the rick into the pit and covered with balance soil

Matter was solved

I suggest doing the same to garbage in FTZ

Dig a hole and bury them 

Natural decay will consume the garbage 

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera

3 Responses to “Solution to garbage stacked in Katunayake”

  1. Hiranthe Says:

    I’m afraid that it will pollute the ground water table. These are toxic material, not rocks.

  2. aloy Says:

    When the government is desperate they will resort to the easiest solution put forward by experienced people like Dr. Sarath. I remember he gave the solution at Negombo marshes where there is a huge problem now. The mattresses at FTZ will not decay and also other hospital waste will produce a liqueur (leachate) that will pollute the ground water table. So you need a proper garbage dump. Might as well construct a proper one on the same lines as done by Singapore at their Semakau island. We can do it adjacent to beach at a location not so far away from Colombo. Thats when the skills of Dr. Saraths come in handy to construct and operate jetties for barges.

    Let us not try to reinvent the wheel.

  3. Henry Says:

    This is a kind of biological warfare is what I see. The government must take this up with the British government, and ensure that everything is sent back to the point of origin at the expense of the importers and their cohorts-both Sri Lankan and foreign.

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