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Saturday, 18 February 2017 - 14:04
Disrupted water supply restored in Colombo
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Few places including Colombo and Mattakkuliya have been affected with disrupted water supplies, it is reported.

This was due to an eruption of a water pipe last night on Ferguson road, Matttakkuliya.

Western, Central Deputy General Manager of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Sunith Perera said that renovation work of the damaged pipe have been concluded.

Meanwhile, the Association of Diploma Engineers engaged in trade union action currently said that the disruption of water supply was due to their actions.

The strike commenced from last 9th based on some demands and Upali Rathnayake said that instead of providing solutions by the authorities, they are engaged in disrupting the trade union actions.

It is reported that the work at the Ambathale Water Purification Centre has also got stalled due to the ongoing strike. When we inquired from the manager of Ambathale Water Purification Centre, piyal Rajapaksa, he went on to say that the centre is operating without any disruptions.

Trade Unions released a statement saying that water supply has been disrupted in many areas in the country.

We contacted Chairman of Water Supply Board K A Ansar on this matter and he said that the water supply to all areas are continuously taking place.

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