Thursday January 18, 2018

Ancient innovations are now solving water crisis in Sri Lanka

Village tanks some of which have been operational for 2,000 years are now the primary source of water for villagers in Puhudiwula

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Contaminated water in Sri Lanka has forced people to revert to Ancient innovations for water Image Courtsey:Pixbay

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Puhudiwula, Sri Lanka – The wells’ open mouths are encircled by smooth grey cement walls, but the cool water collecting in the shadowy depths are left unused. Though new and well-built, these wells can be found in every garden, costing around 100,000 rupees ($700) to build. The villagers, however, will not drink or even cook with….repubhubembed{display:none;}


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Sri Lanka to convert garbage dumps into urban parks

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Colombo, Dec 26, 2017: Sri Lanka will convert two large garbage dumps here into urban parks next year as part of a city beautification programme, a minister announced on Tuesday.

Addressing the Colombo City Beautification Awards Ceremony in Colombo, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka said that garbage could no longer be dumped at the Meethotamulla or Bloemendhal garbage mountains and plans were afoot to construct a large scale national landfill site in Aruwakkaluwa in Puttalam, to address the government’s garbage disposal issue, reports Xinhua news agency.

Ranawaka said that all steps would also be taken to ensure that no harm is caused to the environment when constructing the Aruwakkaluwa sanitary landfill.

With no proper garbage disposal in place, garbage from the capital was dumped at the Meethotamulla Garbage mountain for years with some environmentalists claiming that nearly 800 tons of solid waste was added daily. (IANS)

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