Impact of the polluted air currents currently prevailing over Sri Lanka is expected to diminish in the next two to three days,
Ajith Weerasundara, Deputy Director (Waste Management) and Media Spokesman for the Central Environment Authority said.
Speaking to Ceylon Today, Weerasundara stated that the air currents flowing throughout the country, during this period have been of a polluted nature.
Stressing that this phenomenon is an annual occurrence in December and January, Weerasundara clarified that it represents a temporary influence rather than a prolonged condition.
He pointed out that the wind currents carrying pollutants towards India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, flowing through the country, is affecting air quality.
Weerasundara noted that the increased volume of pollutants in the air could also have repercussions on neighbouring countries, with a potentially more adverse impact on the Maldives.
While emphasising that the current situation may not severely impact human health, he urged individuals with respiratory issues, chronic diseases such as asthma, young children and the elderly to be vigilant about their health during these days.