Environmentalists derail garbage train to Aruwakkalu The

Oct 04, 2015 The 30-hectare Aruwakkalu site, leased out to Holcim Cement Company, has many abandoned quarries, from where limestone was extracted by the Cement Corporation some 20 years ago. The site will be designed to absorb up to 4,700,000 cubic metres of

Aruwakkalu Disaster Services

The Ministry of Defense and Urban Development under the project known as the Metro Colombo Urban Development Project (MCUDP) has planned to construct and operate a semi-aerobic sanitary landfill to dispose of municipal solid waste generated from the Metro Colombo Region. In this respect, it is planned to develop the limestone quarry in Aruwakkalu (in the Puttalam district in the northwestern

SLNHS Excursion Report Eluwankulama, Aruwakkalu

Aruwakkalu Quarry site operated by Insee Cement, and drove down the 5 km gravel road to reach their site office. We were treated to a refreshing cup of tea at their canteen after which we left at 1040 hours to visit the active quarry site with Quarry Engineer, Mr. Amila Batagala, as our guide

Daily Mirror Sanitary project Aruwakkalu landfill

Aug 15, 2019 “The site is an old limestone quarry. but there were many objections and finally decided on the Aruwakkalu area where limestone have been quarried by the former Cement Corporation and

Aruwakkalu limestone mine no solution for Colombo’s

Oct 31, 2018 The above report also stated that the 30-hectare Aruwakkalu site leased out to Holcim Cement Company has many abandoned quarries, from where limestone was extracted by Cement Corporatio­n for over 40 years. It is also reported that the site was designed to absorb up to 4,700,000 cubic meters of garbage for 10 years in two phases.

Level Survey of the New Quarry Road-Aruwakkalu Quarry Site

IntroductionWith the overburden removal process and the filling of the old road, all haulage operations are expected to be carried out via the new quarry road. Although it had been cleared previously its gradient and centre line elevations have not been found. In order to find out these details, a level survey was carried out at the new quarry

Aruwakkalu waste management project to continue despite

May 14, 2020 This waste management project will be an environmental disaster in the future as the area selected is a abandoned Miocene Limestone Quarry where the bed rock is permeable and effluents will drain into the Dutch Bay which is one of the best prawn fishing areas in Sri Lanka.About 30 years back when I was a senior geologist (Deputy Director of the Geological Survey Department-

Elephant Destruction because of Aruwakkalu / Wilpattu

Aug 30, 2019 A Garbage Landfill has been started at Aruwakkalu / Wilpattu adjoining the Puttalam Lagoon . The site is at an old Limestone quarry pit, which had been allowed to become a forest. A herd of Elephants used to live in this forest and make occasional walks to the flood plains near Gangewadiya.

Sanitary project Aruwakkalu landfill Daily Mirror

Aug 15, 2019 “The site is an old limestone quarry. but there were many objections and finally decided on the Aruwakkalu area where limestone have been quarried by the former Cement Corporation and

Sri Lanka’s Aruwakkalu fossil deposit dates to the

Aruwakkalu, a part of the Jaffna limestone located 25 km north of Puttalam, these have not been dated so far. This study was conducted within the Quarry of Holcim (Lanka) Ltd., a company extracting limestone for the production of cement. Aruwakkalu has been subjected to

SLNHS Excursion Report Eluwankulama, Aruwakkalu

Aruwakkalu Quarry site operated by Insee Cement, and drove down the 5 km gravel road to reach their site office. We were treated to a refreshing cup of tea at their canteen after which we left at 1040 hours to visit the active quarry site with Quarry Engineer, Mr. Amila Batagala, as our guide

Over Burden Removing at Aruwakkalu Lime Stone Quarry Site

Over Burden Removing at Aruwakkalu Lime Stone Quarry Site, Puttalam Con. No.HLL/PCW/PRC/2013/002. Client: Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd.

Aruwakkalu limestone mine no solution for Colombo’s

Oct 31, 2018 The above report also stated that the 30-hectare Aruwakkalu site leased out to Holcim Cement Company has many abandoned quarries, from where limestone was extracted by Cement Corporatio­n for over 40 years. It is also reported that the site was designed to absorb up to 4,700,000 cubic meters of garbage for 10 years in two phases.

Sanitary project Aruwakkalu landfill another white

Aug 16, 2019 “The site is an old limestone quarry. Lime stone is very porous and water moves laterally very fast in such zones. Although there was a plan to put in an impervious layer and pipes to take out the leachate, which could have helped somewhat, it looks as if

Level Survey of the New Quarry Road-Aruwakkalu Quarry Site

IntroductionWith the overburden removal process and the filling of the old road, all haulage operations are expected to be carried out via the new quarry road. Although it had been cleared previously its gradient and centre line elevations have not been found. In order to find out these details, a level survey was carried out at the new quarry

Aruwakkalu waste management project to continue despite

May 14, 2020 This waste management project will be an environmental disaster in the future as the area selected is a abandoned Miocene Limestone Quarry where the bed rock is permeable and effluents will drain into the Dutch Bay which is one of the best prawn fishing areas in Sri Lanka.About 30 years back when I was a senior geologist (Deputy Director of the Geological Survey Department-

Elephant Destruction because of Aruwakkalu / Wilpattu

Aug 30, 2019 A Garbage Landfill has been started at Aruwakkalu / Wilpattu adjoining the Puttalam Lagoon . The site is at an old Limestone quarry pit, which had been allowed to become a forest. A herd of Elephants used to live in this forest and make occasional walks to the flood plains near Gangewadiya.

Sanitary project Aruwakkalu landfill Daily Mirror

Aug 15, 2019 “The site is an old limestone quarry. but there were many objections and finally decided on the Aruwakkalu area where limestone have been quarried by the former Cement Corporation and

A solid answer to current garbage crisis Daily News

Jun 28, 2017 The project is to develop the worked-out limestone quarries in Aruwakkalu, Puttalam, into a sanitary landfill for disposal of solid waste generated in Metro Colombo region with waste transfer using the rail transportation from Colombo to the proposed sanitary landfill. This would include a transfer operation from the Kelaniya site, rail

Darshana Sankalpa Quarry Manager Hesei Construction

Holcim Lanka Ltd is a cement manufacturing company which owns a limestone quarry site at Aruwakkalu where my training period took place.During my training i was able to sharpen my knowledge in open pit mining activities such as over burden removal, drilling, blasting, explosive handling, machine fleet optimization, quality control, mix bed preparation, crushing, cement manufacturing etc

Aruwakkalu landfill, Puttalam, Sri Lanka EJAtlas

Apr 23, 2020 Sri Lanka’s newly opened Aruwakkalu sanitary landfill is located in the district of Puttalam, 170 kilometers north of Colombo. It was proposed as a long-term solution to the ongoing waste crisis in the country’s Western Province but has been highly controversial for its severe environmental impacts, the complete ignoring of community voices, and the questionable and costly shifting of

INSEE Cement quarry identified for MSW project

Sep 11, 2019 The proposed site has been identified and is located adjacent to the railhead of the limestone quarry in Aruwakkalu, Puttalam. The government envisages implementing a sanitary landfill using the abandoned and worked-out limestone quarry pits in to dispose about 1200tpd of municipal solid waste (MSW).

May 2019 Ian Lockwood

May 15, 2019 Looking for chameleons on the road to the Aruwakkalu limestone quarry. Sign on the road to the Aruwakkalu limestone quarry. This is also the site for the proposed and controversial land fill that will take in Colombo’s waste. The area hosts fine example of dry zone tropical thorn forest.

SLNHS Excursion Report Eluwankulama, Aruwakkalu

Aruwakkalu Quarry site operated by Insee Cement, and drove down the 5 km gravel road to reach their site office. We were treated to a refreshing cup of tea at their canteen after which we left at 1040 hours to visit the active quarry site with Quarry Engineer, Mr. Amila Batagala, as our guide

Sanitary project Aruwakkalu landfill another white

Aug 16, 2019 “The site is an old limestone quarry. Lime stone is very porous and water moves laterally very fast in such zones. Although there was a plan to put in an impervious layer and pipes to take out the leachate, which could have helped somewhat, it looks as if

Over Burden Removing at Aruwakkalu Lime Stone Quarry Site

Over Burden Removing at Aruwakkalu Lime Stone Quarry Site, Puttalam Con. No.HLL/PCW/PRC/2013/002. Client: Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd.

Level Survey of the New Quarry Road-Aruwakkalu Quarry Site

IntroductionWith the overburden removal process and the filling of the old road, all haulage operations are expected to be carried out via the new quarry road. Although it had been cleared previously its gradient and centre line elevations have not been found. In order to find out these details, a level survey was carried out at the new quarry

Aruwakkalu waste management project to continue despite

May 14, 2020 This waste management project will be an environmental disaster in the future as the area selected is a abandoned Miocene Limestone Quarry where the bed rock is permeable and effluents will drain into the Dutch Bay which is one of the best prawn fishing areas in Sri Lanka.About 30 years back when I was a senior geologist (Deputy Director of the Geological Survey Department-

Clash over trash ends? Daily News

Sep 11, 2019 The proposed Aruwakkalu Landfill Site includes an unloading station and a sanitary landfill. Under the MCSWM project, the government envisages implementing a sanitary landfill using the abandoned and worked-out limestone quarry pits in Aruwakkalu, Puttalam to dispose about 1200 MT/day of MSW for which the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers

Sanitary project Aruwakkalu landfill Daily Mirror

Aug 15, 2019 “The site is an old limestone quarry. but there were many objections and finally decided on the Aruwakkalu area where limestone have been quarried by the former Cement Corporation and

A solid answer to current garbage crisis Daily News

Jun 28, 2017 The project is to develop the worked-out limestone quarries in Aruwakkalu, Puttalam, into a sanitary landfill for disposal of solid waste generated in Metro Colombo region with waste transfer using the rail transportation from Colombo to the proposed sanitary landfill. This would include a transfer operation from the Kelaniya site, rail

WilpattuHouse News and Tips : August 2019

Aug 30, 2019 A Garbage Landfill has been started at Aruwakkalu / Wilpattu adjoining the Puttalam Lagoon . The site is at an old Limestone quarry pit, which had been allowed to become a forest. A herd of Elephants used to live in this forest and make occasional walks to the flood plains near Gangewadiya.

May 2019 Ian Lockwood

May 15, 2019 Looking for chameleons on the road to the Aruwakkalu limestone quarry. Sign on the road to the Aruwakkalu limestone quarry. This is also the site for the proposed and controversial land fill that will take in Colombo’s waste. The area hosts fine example of dry zone tropical thorn forest.

The role of sea-level and climate changes in the assembly

Mar 01, 2021 A stratigraphic section through the Jaffna Limestone deposit in Northwestern Sri Lanka is exposed in the Aruwakkalu limestone quarry in the Puttalam District (Epa et al., 2011). According to Abeysinghe (1987),it comprises pure (high grade, >90% CaCO 3 ) limestones, but calcareous sandstones and certain patches of siliceous (with sand grains

(PDF) Biodiversity study and rescue program of Holcim

Biodiversity study and rescue program of Holcim Lanka Limestone excavation site in Aruwakkalu, Puttalam District in Sri Lanka January 2010 DOI: 10.13140/2.1.2960.7689

Lakdasun Trip Reports Archive » Dreaming at the Kala Oya

Go about 2km before you reach a Y junction where the left hand road takes you to Holcim Aruwakkalu Quarry Site where they excavate limestone for manufacturing cement in their factory at Puttalam. We took the right and after about 500m you’ll meet a railway

Garbage Mgt Archives Disaster Services

Aug 19, 2019 Site with Dangers. Aruwakkalu is the most unsuitable land to have the sanitary landfill or even open dumping, because what they are doing is on top of the limestone quarry which would not bear the load built up of 1200MT per day according to the Megapolis Ministry. Shady Dealings.