Waste problem remains unsolved due to garbage mafia – JVP
Posted on April 20th, 2017

 By Binoy Suriyaarachchi Courtesy Adaderana

The failure to dump waste in a remote area and recycle it came due to the influence of politicians who make financial gains from the garbage mafia in Colombo, a leftist party parliamentarian said Thursday.

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Propaganda Secretary, Vijitha Herath, while speaking to reporters during a media gathering at Battaramulla said neither the United National Party (UNP) nor the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) wanted to come up with a solid solution to resolve the garbage issue.

When one place is full, they dumped waste in another location,” he said.

Herath went on to say certain persons including politicians and officials prevent the authorities from recycling waste since if happened these individuals are at risk of losing the income they derived from the mafia.

He pointed out the JVP was the only party to oppose the suggestion to dump waste in Meethotamulla when it was proposed in 2008.

Due to legal concerns, dumping waste in Bloemendhal was halted. Then Meethotamulla was suggested,” he added.

Herath also accused the Government of attempting to dump waste at a site in Ja-ela which he cites as yet another ‘bandage solution’.

He added the Government led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa could not find a lasting solution for the issue as well.

The first respondents of this case should be the Government led by Rajapaksas,” he charged.

He also stressed the program to collect classified garbage should be implemented or the three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle solution should be launched to resolve the issue.

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4 Responses to “Waste problem remains unsolved due to garbage mafia – JVP”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    Garbage dumping was transferred from Bloemendhal to Meethotamulla in 2008. One reason is the ethnic make up of Bloemendhal (ethnic Tamils are the majority there with influential communal leaders representing them). Meethotamulla is a Sinhala majority area with useless leaders. A year later people in Meethotamulla petitioned the Supreme Court and the Court allowed dumping garbage within 2 acres. However, very soon garbage was over 18 acres.

    Tamil politicians safeguard Tamil interests while Sinhala politicians safeguard Tamil interests.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    I have found the 3 PERFECT places for GARBAGE collection – DIYAWANNA HOUSE, TEMPLE TREES and PRESIDENT’S HOUSE!

    No one can find any better place for GARBAGE.

  3. NAK Says:

    JVP have now become political scavengers….. why bother about what they say!
    Nevertheless, this is man slaughter due to negligence, willful or otherwise and the those responsible needs to be found and punished.

  4. Christie Says:

    When did Abans started dumping rubbish in Meetotamulla? Abans are a very popular and a powerful mob.

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