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Five local government authorities bordering North Bolgoda Lake, namely, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council, Moratuwa Urban Council, Boralesgamuwa Urban Council, Kesbewa Urban Council and Panadura Pradeshiya Sabha, tip 7500 metric tons of solid waste per month in Karadiyana, a marshy land of about 25 acres in extent, situated where Weras Ganga from Boralesgamuwa meets the Bolgoda Lake. Little do the residents in these local authorities realize that the waste they thought they disposed comes back to them as pollutants contaminating their neighbouring body of water and the general environment. It is the responsibility of respective local authorities do their best to (a) minimize the waste sent to the site and (b) pre-sort the waste sent to the site so that a maximum amount can be recycled and residuals are made minimal. The 3R Initiative at LIRNEasia carried out a survey to evaluate how well the local authorities are fulfilling their responsibility. Results are presented here for discussion and feedback.
A case-study from Sri Lanka by Harsha de Silva and Dimuthu Ratnadiwakara
Presented by Payal Malik at the LIRNE.NET – IDRC Meeting. Ottawa - June 23, 2008
Right to education is meaningless without accountability in the education sector. Sujata Gamage (2008). Law and Society Trust Review (Sri Lanka). Volume 18 Issue 248 June, pp 1-8
Proposals for a new education Act were prepared for the 2007 Committee to Formulate a new Act by the Sri Lanka Education Forum.  
Report on the 11th LIRNE.NET Executive Training Course on Regulation, 25 February – 3 March 2007, conducted by LIRNEasia and CONNECTasia Forum Pte.Ltd.
LIRNEasia along with its research partners conducted a needs assessment and gap analysis of local capacity for ICT policy and regulatory, research, training, expert assistance and advocacy in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands.