Today is World Toilet Day. Every year, November 19th is designated as ‘World Toilet Day’ with the aim of drawing attention to the need to use a hygienic toilet. (Sri Lanka Latest News)
Jack Sim, a Singaporean philanthropist, founded the World Toilet Organization on November 19, 2001, and later declared that date as World Toilet Day. In 2013, it was the Singaporean government that called for collective action to end the global sanitation crisis. As a result, Toilet Day was officially made a United Nations Day.
The Public Health Inspectors Association of Sri Lanka says that there are still a large number of families living in Sri Lanka who do not have a toilet of their own.
The executive member of Sri Lanka Public Health Inspectors Association W. D. Mr. Roshan Kumara said.
The Sri Lankan Public Health Inspectors’ Association points out that there is a Sri Lankan population living in the country that is in need of a hygienic toilet and there is a strong need to pay attention to this.
Apart from that, the most sad situation is that attention should be paid to correcting the condition of the toilets used in schools across Sri Lanka.
They are also proposing to resume the aid scheme that was previously given to low-income earners for building a toilet. In addition to this, the Public Health Inspectors Association of Sri Lanka states that there is a dire need to calculate the number of toilets and urinals that should be available in every school and prepare them for girls and boys according to the relevant requirements.