The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development Council cites the increase in the Methane gas near the Meethotumulla garbage dump as the reason for the recent fire that erupted in the area.
Secretary to the Ministry, Nihal Rupasinghe said that the ministry has reached this conclusion after recent experiments, which were carried out in this regard.
He added that the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau. has been carrying out experiments on a day-to-day basis to verify this situation.
He said that a buffer solution for this will be meted out with the funds of the World Bank, over the coming months.