Konawatte River faces severe pollution | Daily News

Konawatte River faces severe pollution

Residents living near Konawatte River in Addalaichenai complained that garbage is regularly dumped in and around the river. They added that the area is facing severe pollution.

Commuters find it difficult to pass the river as the smell around it is foul, residents said, adding that ferry services have also been discontinued due to the issue.

Moreover, the area has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, residents said.

They urged the Irrigation Department and the Addalaichenai Pradeshiya Sabha to take immediate measures to clear the garbage from the river and its surroundings.