Ambuluwawa dump, step-by-step solutions
garbage issue in Ambuluwawa is being addressed by the authorities
following a hearing at the Human Rights Commission(HRC) in Kandy.
Villagers who were displaced due to the landslide in Ambuluwawa lodged a
complaint with the Commission on the violation of their rights by the
Urban Council in Gampola.They also said that for some years now the site
had become a garbage dumping site and tons of garbage were being dumped
at the site. Kandy Regional Coordinator of the HRC Kumudini Vithana said
the Gampola Urban Council was taking steps to install pipelines to the
houses of affected communities to ensure a clean water supply. "This is
scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, June 7."
The Secretary of the Gampola Urban Council Gamini Jayawickrema said
tons of garbage that slid down the mountain covering the houses of
displaced villagers will be cleaned this weekend, and the Urban Council
will ensure their houses are in good condition and livable. Jayawickrema
who was appointed three weeks ago to address the garbage problem in
Gampola said he was meeting the relevant Ministers to garner support
from the higher authorities to select an appropriate land to earmark for
Complainants and respondents will meet HRC representatives in Kandy
in two weeks to discuss the progress and to assess the problem and also
those who were responsible for dumping garbage in Ambuluwawa.