Karadiyana waste-to-energy project inaugurated with
Fairway Waste Management


(L-R) President Maithripala Sirisena, Chief Minister of Western Province Isura Devapriya, Hemaka de Alwis Chairman Fairway Holdings and Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka at the ground breaking ceremony to launch the waste- to-energy project at Karadiyana.

The ground breaking ceremony to launch the Waste to Energy Project at Karadiyana was held recently with the attendance of President Maithripala Sirisena, along with the Chief Minister of Western Province, Isura Devapriya, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Harsha De Silva, Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Minister of Road Passenger Transport Lasantha Alagiyawanne and many other special guests.

Fairway Waste Management, a subsidiary of Fairway Holdings, was awarded the project by the Government of Sri Lanka to establish the waste to energy plant together with the Waste Management Authority.

At present, Karadiyana receives approximately 500 tons of waste per day from municipalities such as Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Kesbewa and Maharagama. The site is

currently managed by the WMA and operates as an open dumping area, resulting in many negative environmental, social and health issues.

The proposed cutting edge waste processing site brings together international consultancy and local expertise to produce the most environmental friendly and sustainable waste processing solution. The plant is a hybrid design that minimizes the amount of waste that is thermally treated. While reducing the waste diverted to landfills, the plant will also recover the nutrients in the waste returning it to earth as fertilizer and the energy content will be transformed into electricity to be distributed to consumers. The process will work in stages of Mechanical Sorting, Biological Processing Plant, and Mass Burn Incineration. The waste-to-energy project is scheduled to be completed in 18 months.

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