Sri Lankan's who dig traditional or tube wells to obtain water for drinking, agriculture, commercial or industrial purposes will compelled to obtain an annual permit from the Water Resources Board at charges ranging from Rs.7,500 to Rs.15,000.
This is in keeping with the set of far reaching amendments to be introduced by the government to the Water Resources Board Act of 1964.
WRB Chairman Bandula Munasinghe speaking to our news team expressed the following views in this regard.
Meanwhile the views of Attorney-at-Law Kalyananda Thiranagama - who represents Lawyers for Human Rights Development was obtained by our news team concerning the proposed amendment to the Water Resources Board Act of 1964.
The following are views expressed by him in this regard.