|Environment Ministry to designate areas for safe sea bathing|
The Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy of Sri Lanka plans to designate areas around the country safe for people to sea bathe.
The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) under the purview of the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) will conduct water tests to ensure that it was safe for bathing.
“We have conducted tests in several main areas used for sea baths and found the quality of the water to be unsuitable. Therefore, some of the areas currently used are not safe, as bathing in these areas could cause skin irritation and damage to eyes,”MEPA Operations Manager Jagath Gunasekara said.