Weliweriya protests continue demanding clean water

Sunday, 28 July 2013 - 12:56

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Residents of Rathupaswala in Weliweriya have gathered at the Rathupaswala Public grounds alleging that authorities had failed on their promise made yesterday.

 

They staged a protest yesterday blocking the new Kandy road stating that waste of a nearby factory had contaminated drinking water.

 

Police who arrived at the scene stated that a solution will be provided to their issues today via the relevant officials.

 

Chairman of the Central Environmental Authority Wimal Roobasinghe yesterday said that a group of officials will be sent to look in to the matter today.

 

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Although residents were present at the ground at 10AM, the officials had not arrived.

 

Residents who had gathered expressed these views.

 

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Meanwhile, DIG in charge of Western Province – North L G Kularathna who had arrived at the scene has requested the public to respect law and order and failing which the Police would have to enact the law.