IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 3, March 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Asiri D Vitharana
Over the past decade, generation of Municipal Wastes in Sri Lanka has increased due to rapid economic growth, industrialization and urbanization. Thus, management of MSW in Sri Lanka can be considered relatively poor and inadequate. Most of the municipal councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas have been trying to sustainably manage these waste which is seemingly challenging. The inability to provide adequate SWM process has caused significant impact on socio-economy and environment in the country. This paper reviews the problems and challenges of SWM in Hambantota Municipal Council (HMC), Sri Lanka with the result of the conducted research. the characteristics of SWM process in the study area are presented to get the background knowledge. The paper further provides prospects and potentials of MSW management system in HMC. A mixed methodology was used to gather information about the SWM process, its impact on the socio economic and environmental development in HMC.