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The Sri Lankan Solid Waste Management Theory and the Tragedy of Commons

The tragedy of the garbage collapse in Meethotamulla has unraveled several protests around the country which undoubtedly pinpoints the seriousness of the garbage management problem at hand. The Kotikawatta protest which took place last Tuesday was mediated with a set of ambiguous promises and unanswered questions lingering at dusk, yet to be put into action or clearly interpreted. Kotikawatta, situated roughly 3.2 km away from Meethotamulla, is also home to a landfill, in which the piles of solid waste is accelerating. Adding to this is the threat of more garbage being dumped into the site that is being collected regularly from Colombo.

Kotikawatta Garbage Dump
Kottikawatta Garbage Dump
The Garbage Dump encroaching households
The Sri Lankan Solid Waste Management Theory and the Tragedy of Commons
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Release of lands occupied by the Forces demands Anandasangraee

V.Anandasangraee, Secretary General - TULF , has written an “open letter” dated 20th April, to Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena demanding “the release lands belonging to various individuals, at different places in the Districts of Jaffna, Mannar, Killinochchi, Vanni, and at various places in the Eastern Province as well. “

Release of lands occupied by the Forces demands Anandasangraee
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Achim Steiner of Germany - New Administrator of UNDP

The UN General Assembly on 19 April 2017, confirmed the nomination Achim Steiner of Germany, as the new Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years. The General Assembly confirmed the nomination on 19 April 2017

 Achim Steiner of Germany
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AIADMK crisis: Fragile unity move!

Even as the AIADMK merger efforts are in full swing some Sasikala-Dinakaran backers oppose the merger move and as before find faults with former CM O. Panneerselvam not supporting their jailed small-amma (Chinnamma) to assume power as Tamil Nadu CM and control Jayalithaa’s assets.

Dinakaran - Panneerselvam & Sasikala
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