Colombo, December 10, 2013. At the request of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), organized a stakeholder meeting to discuss improvements that can be made to the management of municipal waste in the City of Colombo. The meeting was held at the headquarters of IWMI in Pelawatte, Battaramulla, and was a follow-up to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between CEA and IWMI on July 19, 2013.
This meeting was held under the patronage of Hon. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy, with the participation of several people from his ministry as well as others from the ministries of Defence and Urban Development, Agriculture, and Local Government and Provincial Councils, and the CMC and other stakeholder institutions, such as the Waste Management Authority of the Western Province. The Municipal Commissioner, Mrs. Bhadrani Jayawardhana, and several engineers attended the meeting on behalf of the CMC.