I was walking yesterday and the neighborhood smelled (much) worse than usual. Get to the corner and there is this horrendous waterfall into the gutter, spewing black acrid waste. The guy on the corner (video here) said it was from waste water from the Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital (which is rather far away). It smells and looks horrendous. By the time I got back it had slowed to a trickle, but really.
This drain goes directly into the Wellawatte canal, which goes into the ocean. So there’s now a ton of, like, medical and human waste in the canal and ocean. I’m not sure exactly whose responsibility this is, but it’s happened once before and its noxious to God and man.
As mentioned, it’s stopped for now, but this really really has to stop, like, forever. I’m also a bit horrified because I don’t think this stuff is going to a treatment center in the first place.