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WHO report: Air pollution kills 4300 people every year in Sri Lanka

Colombo, June 5 (BAN/ AD): A report published by the World Health Organization reveals that around 4300 Sri Lankans die every year due to air pollution. The report also shows air pollution accounts for more than 3 million deaths annually worldwide. This report is prepared as per the data gathered by the World Health Organization.

Therefore, the World Environment Day which falls today(June 05) has adopted the theme “Air pollution” for this year. The Environment Day celebrations in Sri Lanka coincide with the World Environment Day celebrations to be held tomorrow(June 05) under the auspices of President, Maithripala Sirisena.

It is noted by the Central Environmental Authority that 60% of polluted air in country is because of automobile emissions. As per senior authorities the industrial sector adds 10% to the air pollution in Sri Lanka while 8% is added by households. The Central Environmental Authority has announced that government will soon introduce new regulations to control air pollution in the industrial sector.

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