Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has instructed the Secretary of the Ministry of Environment Dr. Anil Jasinghe to appoint a Task Force for the purpose of taking further measures regarding the contamination and discoloration of the water in the Diyawanna Oya. The Speaker pointed out that there is an urgent need to identify and implement swift solutions to overcome the current situation. He pointed out that further steps should be also taken to ensure that such situation would not re occur. Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake the need for constant monitoring whether only treated water that conforms with the respective standard are being disposed from Public and private institutions, housing complexes, industries and housing schemes Secretary of the Ministry of Environment Dr. Anil Jasinghe explained the need to implement a program to prevent the impact caused by the sewage dumped by unauthorized occupants and the need to establish a formal program with relevant powers to protect the quality of the Diyawanna Oya.
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