Jul 20, 2018

Rs. 1,500 m bill to transport garbage to Aruwakkaru Featured

The state will have to spend Rs. 1,500 million a year to transport nontoxic garbage collected from the Colombo municipal area to the disposal grounds at Aruwakkaru in Puttalam, says executive director of the Centre for Environmental Justice Hemantha Withanage.

He says that is a calculation based on the per km transportation rate of Rs. 925 a ton for the 170 km journey.

That will amount to Rs. 4.2 million a day, according to him.