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Last modified on: 10/1/2012 11:48:46 AM Not littering a way of life in Sri Lanka - S'pore Minister

Not littering a way of life in Sri Lanka - S'pore Minister

The solution to litter problem in Singapore could be found in Colombo, Singapore's Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said.

Its streets were free of litter, even cigarette butts, with no road sweepers or dump trucks in sight nor dustbins along the streets, either. This included the area around the busy Central Railway Station. Not littering seems to be a way of life in Colombo, Singapore's 'Today' newspaper reported quoting the Minister said.

Perhaps our education officials could also visit Colombo to learn how its schools nurture children to grow up with a litter-free attitude, the newspaper said.

Sri Lanka's civic consciousness in this regard seems superior to ours.

Courtesy : President Media Unit

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