Stern legal action will be instituted against the dumping of garbage at public places.
A special Environmental Police Unit has been setup in the Kandy District to monitor such persons. It is particularly in implementation during the Esala season.
The Environmental Authority has received complaints that persons who are flocking to the Kandy city to view the perahera were dumping garbage haphazardly at various places. 400 metric tons of garbage were collected within the city during the pervious Esala Perahera period.
Director of the Central Province Environmental Authority K.P.T.N. Kiriella pointed out that they had to take stern action to minimize this situation.