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Friday, 28 August 2015 - 19:08
Water supply restricted in several areas in Colombo and Suburbs
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The water supply to Municipal Councils of Colombo, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte and Dehiwala, Mt. Lavinia Urban Councils was interrupted for several hours today after oil contaminate Kelani River which feeds the City’s main water purification tanks at Ambatale.

Water Supply and Drainage Board stated that it has restarted the supply, and informed the public the normal supply would be restored after a few hours.

Water supply was disrupted as water of the Kelani River was contaminated due to an oil leak by a private factory located near the river in Biyagama on August 17th.

Later the Central Environmental Authority suspended indefinitely the environmental license of the controversial factory.

The factory officials later admitted their fault and agreed to reimburse the cost for the repair of damaged machinery and other defrays.

Meanwhile, water supply to Bandarawela was interrupted today after a lorry transporting pesticides fell into Kahagolla catchment from where water is supplied to Bandarawela.

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