Negombo lagoon affected due to discharging of waste water

Negombo lagoon affected due to discharging of waste water

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Fishing in the Negombo lagoon has been severely affected due to discharging of waste water to the lagoon by several factories in Katunayaka, Seeduwa Urban Council area. A rubber products factory near Katunayaka Expressway and several other factories discharge waste water into the lagoon. Our reporter said that this has been going on for several years. The waste water is released to Dandugan Oya and Negombo lagoon through pipes and drainage systems. Fishermen in the area said that this has severely affected the fish resource. Secretary of the Seeduwa Urban Council C.P. Pushpakumara said that those factories have not obtained revenue license of the Urban Council.