Colombo’s public toilets | Sunday Observer

Colombo’s public toilets

As the Colombo Municipal Council debates the merits and demerits of renovating washrooms at the Mayor’s official residence at Marcus Fernando Mawatha at an astounding cost, public toilets around the city could badly use an upgrade of the facilities. Sunday Observer photojournalists visited some of these public facilities around the city to highlight the state of sanitation facilities that impact the community at large.

The CMC clarified in a media release issued on Friday that Rs. 5.7 million was the full cost of renovating the Mayoral Residence in Colombo, while the renovation cost for six washrooms in the residence would be Rs 1.4 million, after a debate inside the Council last week led to a public outcry.

Pix: Saman Mendis


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