SL subject to trans-boundary air pollution: Minister | Sri Lanka News


Sri Lanka is currently subject to trans-boundary air pollution where Carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide particles flying in from India and other countries with the onset of winds, Minister of Environment Nisir Ahamed told Parliament today.

“These particles reach Sri Lanka with the blowing of gusty winds in from India and other countries, triggered by the present atmospheric conditions that prevails over the island.

However the situation in Sri Lanka has started subsiding,” he added.

“The particles of gases in the air can get into the lungs and blood streams and can cause heart conditions, he also said.

The minister stressed the need for effective monitoring of Sri Lanka's air quality.

“Sri Lanka will make use of the international climatic conventions it has got into, to deal with the situation. (Yohan Perera)

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