Rainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka, a volunteer-based environmental organization, recently initiated a project to address the growing garbage issue at Dunumala Ella, a beautiful waterfall in the Gampaha District.

As part of the project, a noticeboard was installed to urge the visitors to properly dispose trash along with several large bins for collecting waste and recyclable materials such as plastics, paper and glass. Sponsorship of the project was provided by Textured Jersey Lanka (Pvt) Ltd with several volunteers of Rainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka helping to coordinate and complete the project successfully.

Most of the beautiful natural areas in the country, including beaches, waterfalls, streams, rivers and forests are heavily polluted with non-biodegradable waste due to an increasing number of visitors and lack of interest among public to keep the country clean and beautiful.

Plastics, polythene and glass bottles thrown into forests, streams and waterfalls provide ideal breeding grounds for deadly mosquitoes and it is the call of many that immediate steps be taken by responsible authorities along with the participation of the general public to address this growing environmental and health issue which is also negatively affecting the tourism sector.

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