Threat of epidemics at Galewela weekly fair
The Galewela weekly fair has become a health hazard due to its
Accumulated garbage of over five metric tons from the town area is
dumped in this weekly fair daily, on the instructions of the Galewela
During the rainy season, the entire area stinks due to rotten garbage
while leaving room for various diseases to spread out. However, the
Pradeshiya Sabha has not taken any action to remedy this condition,
residents complain. Both vendors and consumers are in dire traits, they
said. Ananda Rajapaksa, a businessman said no facilities have been
provided by the authorities for the benefits of traders. "Their main aim
is to collect tax," he said.
"The Pradeshiya Sabha uses this premises to dump garbage. Due to the
stink and unhealthy environment the number of consumers has also dropped
affecting our daily income," he said.
Flies and mosquitoes have become another menace. "The stink emanating
from the heaps of garbage signals a heap of epidemics," he said.
The residents appeal to the higher authorities to intervene in the