The Information Secretary of the JVP Parliamentarian Comrade Vijitha Herath went to the Meethotamulla area yesterday (16th) to find out the issues of the people in the area after a section of the garbage dump collapsed and buried several houses and its residents.
The number of deaths reported due to the collapse of the Meethotamulla garbage dump, is reported 26. According to the Police twelve men and fourteen women including seven children were among the killed.
Speaking to the media Comrade Vijitha Herath said the collapse of a section of the garbage dump is not a natural disaster but a result of the wrong decisions of the rulers who have ruled this country up to now.
He said instead of dumping garbage at another site and creating another issue the government should find a programme to recycle the garbage and this should be done immediately said the JVP Parliamentarian.