The 4th South Asian Conference on Sanitation has started in Colombo.
It is the biggest conference on sanitation to be held in South Asia. The conference will be held for four days in Colombo with effect from today. It is being held under the patronage of Minister Dinesh Gunawardena. It has been revealed that 44 percent of the people living in South Asia amounting to 778 million do not practice sanitary habits which have a negative effect on social development. This issue will be subjected to detailed discussion at the conference.