‘Preventing Pelwatte pollution costs Rs. 70 million’ | Daily News

‘Preventing Pelwatte pollution costs Rs. 70 million’

Rs. 70 million is required to prevent pollution caused by the Pelwatta Sugar Company, its Director and Chief Executive Gamini Wijayaratna said.

He said a meeting was held with the Buttala Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman to resolve the issue.

Buttala PS Chairman Nandasiri Nikawatte said residents of Weheragala, Gemnugama, Kudaoya, Unawatuna Puhulkotuwa, Udaganawa and Kukurampola are suffering from respiratory diseases due to the pollution.

Gamini said a system is set up to resolve the issue, and it will take about three months to complete it.

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