Aug 31, 2018

Hotel releases sewage to Kandalama Wewa

A leading tourist hotel located within the reserve of Kandalama Wewa in Dambulla is releasing its sewage to the tank during nighttime, an environmental group alleges.

Wasantha Kumara Herath, convener of the youth front to protect Kandalama Wewa, led a group that took journalists to the location and showed them this illegal act.

The sewage of the hotel is located within the boundary of the tank, which releases the waste to a canal that takes water to the tank during rains, Kumara noted.

The hotel is doing this secretly because the prices of the chemicals being used for sewages have gone up, according to him.

The Mahaweli Authority is yet to take any action despite being informed of this, he added.

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