26 May, 2022


Nintavur People Says Bio Energy Solution’s Power Plant Is ‘Killing Us’

Masses in Nintavur, Ampara are taking to the streets claiming a power plant by Bio Energy Solution (Private) Limited is ‘killing them.’

During a protest campaign held this week, the people from the area have called on authorities including President Maithripala Sirisena to take action against the plant which, according to the public was releasing ‘black ash’ thereby resulting in severe health concerns for the people living in close proximity to the power plant.

A spokesman for the protestors, Mohamed Rusthy said that due to the plant emissions the people in the area cannot even breathe pure oxygen. “Operations at the plant started in 2013, but due to improper filtering, even the drinking water is polluted as there is black ash all over,” he said.

He also accused the power plant operators of using 320,000 litres of water daily, which has resulted in the people in the area not having stuffiest water for their day to day use.

The residents have released images showing black ash all over including in their homes, with soot on the house floor and even the mosquito nets, as well as on trees.

“Due to this power plant and the harmful emissions, the people in Nintavur are suffering from various health issues, and even the school children are reporting of skin rashes, and respiratory conditions as they are inhaling polluted air,” Rusthy said.

He said that even the employees at the power station were suffering from various skin ailments and respiratory diseases apart from heart problems.nintavur-amparanintavur-amparanintavur-amparanintavur-amparanintavur-ampara

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  • 0

    The problem is they have to send the sewage through activated Charcoal like something which absorb the bad smell. Activated charcoal is recyclable.

    Find a few natural and economical methods instead spednign milions.

  • 3

    Just send the emission smoke through a water tank so that soot content in smoke is strapped by the water and after a period of time water can be renewed in the tank. This kind of filtration is done in woodworking industries situated in residential areas.

  • 5

    Dear Nintavur people

    We all knows you all have right to vote , demonstrate etc but reality is different.surely you all must had some one to cut the ribbon on that polluting machine when it was eco friendly saving money etc time where is he now.

    March to his house and let him stay with you all for couple of weeks with you all and let him to have share the pain with you all.

    These dodgy westerners come and sell anything for developing world while bribes these local politicians and these westerners knows the weakness of our people.try to get admission for their kids in good uni abroad.make these idiots as kalu Suddo.shower with perfumes for their old wives.then this local thug have some johnny travel on land rovers…they think they are king makers.

    Why can’t you all get good advise from the people who involved in this field.and try to make your surroundings better for your children.dont do hartals don’t waste money placards don’t block roads let the children go to school.

    It’s your village your house and wants good environment.you guys work out for yourself.

    Untouchable king once now just ordinary MP so don’t expect these people in power.

    Get together work out for good solution.

  • 1

    If this was in Colombo there would be outrage, protests, and a huge interest. This is simply the government taking advantage of Sri Lankans who are helpless and far, far, away. The health of all people must be the top priority, and those representing this district must do their best to take care of it. The people are not their only for their votes.

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