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Seethawaka EPZ and waste disposal


With the fast passage of time and investments gaining momentum, activities have diversified at the Seethawaka Export Processing Zone (SEPZ), and it has become necessary to address the environmental issues forthwith. The issues at SEPZ concerning waste disposal could be considered in two main categories - Hazardous waste and Non Hazardous waste disposal.

There are 26 factories operating inside the Zone and the solid waste generated by their manufacturing activities is directly dumped at the dump yard. There are five factories that regularly send out the waste for disposal to Central Environment Authority approved facilitators.


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Religious harmony is a concept that indicates there is love among different religions.

Religion plays a very crucial role in everyone’s life, guides us and inspires us to live a righteous life.

But a closer look at the history of ...

Massive water leak, but who cares?


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