Hotels called upon to implement proper waste disposal mechanism
Environment Protection Certificates issued to hotels will be
cancelled immediately, if they are found to be disposing their refuse in
a manner which harms the environment, Environment and Renewable Energy
Minister Susil Premajayantha said.
The waste disposal system of hotels close to beaches will be
monitored closely by the authorities. This would be done to prevent the
sea from being polluted by the refuse from hotels, the Minister said.
A mechanism to safely dispose the refuse from such hotels has been
Hotels which fail to implement such a mechanism will have their
Environmental Protection Certificate cancelled, he said.
Minister Premajayantha, who met members of the Sri Lanka Business
Forum, has asked for their cooperation to successfully implement this
program. He expressed confidence that environmental pollution could be
reduced to a considerable level if such refuse was handled properly in
Government and private institutions and at homes.