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SRI LANKA: Meethotamulla tragedy to be duplicated?
SRI LANKA: Meethotamulla tragedy to be duplicated?

Dealing with the Meethotamulla waste dump has now become a major national problem for Sri Lanka. At least 30 persons have lost their lives due to the collapse of the waste dump. Many others might have died or suffered serious diseases due to the existence of this waste dump polluting the entire environment over a long period of time. The problem now, is where to…

AHRC - Apr 25 15:44 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, Colombo, SriLanka ]

Many feared buried as hopes dim after Sri Lanka garbage dump landslide
Many feared buried as hopes dim after Sri Lanka garbage dump landslide

Hopes faded on Sunday for the survival of an estimated 100 people trapped under the mud and debris of a landslide at a giant rubbish dump in the Sri Lankan capital. Police say the known death toll from the disaster has risen to 26 and emergency workers are to resume their search on Monday after halting late on Sunday night. The 300-foot-high (90-metre) dump in…

Reuters - Apr 16 22:26 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Colombo, History, SriLanka ]

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