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Monday, 25 April 2016 - 12:31
Sri Lanka ranked 5th amongst countries that dispose garbage into the sea
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Sri Lanka has been ranked fifth among countries that dispose of plastic and solid waste into the sea. 

The Environment and Nature Education Centre pointed out that this has been revealed in research carried out in 192 countries, by the International Business Times.

China topped the list, Indonesia ranked second while the Philippines took the number three spot.

According to the International Business Times, over 13 million tons of plastic and solid waste is being disposed of into the sea around the world. 

Over 80 percent of such waste is being disposed by the first 20 countries alone.

However the Environment and Nature Education Center states that this situation could worsen and be increased by the year of 2025.

One of the main reasons to that projected effect maybe the establishment of proposed Colombo Port City project.

National Coordinator of the organization Vekandawala Rahula Thera said the lack of proper waste management systems is the main reason for the increased disposing of waste into the sea.

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