The Sri Dalada Maligawa precincts is to be declared as an Environment Green Zone. Action will be instituted against those who pollute the environment.
Deputy Minister Faizer Mustapha said that the premises of the Kandy historic Dalada Maligawa and two kilometers of its surrounding will be declared as an Environment Green Zone. The Deputy Minister made this revelation during a shramadana organized to clean the Dalada Maligawa premises and its environs.
A large number of devotees is expected in Kandy due to the Esala Perahera Festival. The Ministry of Environment has crafted a special programme to the management of garbage within the City. However, the Ministry pointed out that a massive damage would be caused to the environment by dumping polythene and plastic bottles which would not decompose. The Ministry has made a fervent appeal from the public to take special note of it.