Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Tale of Incompetence – RTI Reveals CMC Inaction Leading Up To Meethotamulla Tragedy

On April 14, 2017 the garbage dump in Meethotamulla collapsed, killing 32 people. These deaths could have been avoided. That they could not, points to a systematic failure of the State to address various issues raised by the dumping of garbage close to human settlements. Residents from Meethotamulla went to the Supreme Court in 2014 seeking the relocation of the dump. Their calls went unheeded.