A special process has been adopted by the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) to scrutinize companies located along the Kelani River in order to curb water pollution.

Acting Deputy Director General of the Environmental Pollution and Control Division of the CEA, Dr. R.M.S.K. Ratnayake told Nation that the move was taken to control the waste that was dumped into the Kelai River, thus polluting the water and the environment.
The monitoring process was initiated following an oil leak from a tank belonging to a popular beverage company last year.

Dr. Ratnayake, however, said this was not a one-off inspection. “Most of these companies are registered. We conduct frequent inspections on the waste management and disposal systems of these companies,” he said.