Chief Incumbent of Sambuddha Jayanthi Viharaya of Ratupaswala Teripehe Siridamma Thera and the residents in the area who staged a protest demanding a solution to their drinking water problem have returned in front of the factory at fault.
The Thera said that the President has paid attention to this problem yesterday.
He also said that an announcement will be made about withdrawing the protest this afternoon.
Meanwhile Minister Mervyn Silva who visited the area yesterday ordered the factory owners to close their factory.
Following is the conversation that took place between the minister and the residents.
The people allege that as a result of the chemical substances exuded from the factory the acidity of the water in their wells has gone up.
They also said that as a result it has become impossible to drink the water.
The residents surrounded the factory and several residents expressed thses views to our news team.