Sri Lanka approves 10 acres in Muthurajawela for solid waste energy

Aug 31, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved leasing out 10 acres of land for implementing a project for generating electricity through solid waste.

“This can be used as a solution to the waste disposal issue,” a statement on approved cabinet decisions said.

The land is owned by the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation and will be leased for 30 years to a private company for implementing the project.

The proposal was made by Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development.

Data shows that the Western Province alone produces around 60 percent of the nation’s waste, with 3,400 metric tons produced per day.

About 86 percent of waste is dumped out in the open with only about six percent of this made into compost and about four percent of it recycled.