The Metro Colombo Solid Waste Management Project plans to solve the capital city’s escalating waste mismanagement problem, which culminated in the disaster at Meethotamulla. The project involves the collection and compression of solid waste from the municipal and urban councils of Colombo at a transfer station in Kelaniya. The waste will then be transported by train to Aruwakkalu, Puttalam where it will be deposited at a sanitary land fill, which will be in keeping with international standards. While this project represents
The Central Environmental Authority requested comments on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report, created for the Proposed Project on Metro Colombo Solid Waste Management plan. EFL commented on the EIA, and forwarded these comments, in terms of section 23 BB of the National Environment Act No.47 of 1980 as amended and the Gazette Extraordinary No. 772/22 of 24th June 1993.