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Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 19:38
Garbage dump continues to be covered by a mackintosh - Officials visit Doluwa to investigate new inventions upon Hiru revelation
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Measures have been taken to continue the use of a mackintosh in order cover the Meethotamulla garbage dump, in case of rain.

Army media spokesperson Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne noted that the mackintosh acts as a protective measure/

Further, the restoration of power which was suspended due to the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse took place today.

However it has been reported that concerns were drawn towards the high concentration of methane gas in the area, during the electricity restoration process.

The National buildings research organization says that investigations have revealed that the cause of the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse was not due to explosions as a result of the Methane gas.

Senior geologist, Padmakumara Jayasinghe noted that the collapse was a result of the weight of garbage destabilizing the layer of soil.

He added that the Japanese technical team which arrived in the island to conduct research on the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse, have currently, concluded research in their respective fields.

Further The World Bank has agreed to support assessment on solid waste management by sending in a special team to Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, the valuation department has informed the Disaster management center that the evaluation process of those displaced due to the meethotamulla tragedy, will be completed next week.

Meanwhile, a special discussion was held with Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and the victims of the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse this evening at temple trees.

Our correspondent noted that the premier discussed the issues faced by the displaced including internal issues in detail.

Meanwhile, minister of science technology and research Susil Premajayantha and a team visited Gampola – Doluwa in order to meet with the youth who invented a new machine in order to solve the garbage issue following the revelation made by Hiru news.

During the visit, the minister had assessed the invention.

Inventor of the machine, Vikum Sampath Dimbulgasthenna told our news team that the minister had pledged his support in writing, with the provision of necessary financial and infrastructure facilities.





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