August 30, 2016 – Rainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka a volunteer-based environmental organization, recently initiated a project to address the growing garbage issue at Dunumala Ella, a beautiful waterfall in Gampaha District. As part of the project, a notice board was installed to urge the visitors to properly dispose trash along with several large bins for collecting waste and recyclable materials such as plastics, paper and glass. Sponsorship for the project was provided by Textured Jersey Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, with several volunteer members of Rainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka helping to coordinate and complete the project successfully.
Most of the beautiful natural areas in the country, including beaches, waterfalls, streams, rivers and forests are heavily polluted with non-biodegradable waste, due to increased number of visitors and lack of interest among public to keep our country clean and beautiful. Plastics, polythene and glass bottles thrown in forests, streams and waterfalls provide ideal breeding grounds for deadly mosquitoes. Therefore, immediate steps should be taken by responsible authorities along with the participation of general public to address this growing environmental and health issue which is also negatively affecting the tourism sector.
Rainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka