Chandana Sesath Jayakody
The Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera stated that steps have been taken to issue a new gazette notification banning the use of asbestos roofing for new school and pre-school buildings.
The Minister pointed out the practical issues in restricting the lunch-sheets thinner than 20 microns as such a thin density can not be measured under normal circumstances. Therefore he said that steps would be taken to remove all types of lunch sheets from the market irrespective of the density limits.
The manufacturers of PET bottles have agreed to submit their suggestions within the next two weeks, to reduce and recycle the PET bottles ; Minister said.