Kandy municipality kept on its toes during Perahera

By Cyril Wimalasurendre

KANDY: Kandy Municipal Council (KMC) uses 17 tractors and 13 compactors daily for removing garbage and refuse that get piles up during Perahera.

In addition to those vehicles, nine trishaws had been used to collect and remove refuse left behind by Esala Perahera viewers, Deputy Mayor Sena Dissanayaka said on Thursday (27).

The collection of garbage during the Perahera has increased from 140 tonnes to 200 tonnes daily, Deputy Mayor Dissanayaka said, adding that 180 workers had been deployed for cleaning the city during the pageant under the directions of Mayor Mahindra Ratwatte.

Deputy Mayor said that at least 25 water tanks had been installed for the use of the perahera viewers and that all eating houses were inspected to ascertain that they supplied hygienic and clean food to the people.

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