A special gazette notification was issued yesterday making garbage management at all Local Government institutions an essential service, on the directive of President Maithripala Sirisena.
Accordingly, the garbage management process including collection, transport, temporary storage, processing and classification has been made a compulsory service from yesterday midnight and the relevant gazette notification was issued by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday.
Any type of obstruction to carry out these services will be deemed as an offence and those involved in such activities would be dealt with under Public Security Ordinance.
Such a person or persons can be arrested by a Police officer without a warrant.
Those found guilty of such offences face rigorous imprisonment following prosecution.