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Garbage disposal declared an essential service

21 April 2017 - 67   - 0

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed issuance of a special gazette notification to declare garbage disposal as an essential service, the government news portal reported..

According to the report, the gazette is issued under Clause No.16 of the Public Security Act, declaring garbage disposal by any authority of the Public Administration as an essential service.

This covers garbage disposal, garbage separation, transportation, and storage. Any person contravening the order or disrupts any of the above activities will be liable for arrest, prosecution and punishable under the law, the report said.

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