36-hour water cut

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There will be a 36-hour water cut in several areas in the Colombo suburbs and a 12-hour water cut in and around Colombo on the weekend, Deputy General Manager of the Water Supply and Drainage Board (WSDB) Gerard Fernando said.

“There will be a 36-hour water cut in Homagama, Kesbawa, Boralasgamuwa, Meepe and Godagama and Maharagama Municipal Council areas while a 12 hour water cut in certain areas in and around Colombo,” Mr. Fernando said.

According to him several areas in and around Colombo will face a 12-hour water cut on Sunday (January 30) from 8am to 8pm while the 36-hour water cut will start at 8.00 am Saturday Morning (January 29) and will continue till  8pm Sunday (30).

The areas that come under 12-hour water cut are as follows Colombo, Maharagama, Kotte, Kolonnawa, Dehiwala – Mount Lavinia Municipality areas, Peliyagoda, Wattala Mabola, Kesbewa, Boralesgamuwa Municipality areas, Ja-Ela, Kelaniya, Wattala, Mahara, Dompe, Biyagama, Kotikawatta, Mulleriyawa Municipality areas and Kaldemulla, Soysapura, Telawala (Moratuwa Municipality areas), Kaduwela municipal council area Battaramulla, Hokandara, Malabe and Biyagama free economic zone and Malwana areas.

The interruption of water supply would be due to urgent renovations of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB). (SR)
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  • meranchi Thursday, 27 January 2011 03:24 PM

    Any hours maintenance should be done, if any one blame for the distrup is unfair..i

    Sanj Friday, 28 January 2011 01:06 AM

    They only have the weekend to do it. CEB is very famous for that. We can take a bath from govt bathroom and wash our cloths at govt laundry...Water board and CEB still think that people are getting aids from them.

    MagodisThuma Friday, 28 January 2011 01:15 AM

    OMG I'm at the 32nd floor !.

    lakmal Friday, 28 January 2011 01:37 AM

    CEB repairs could implicate power cuts as well. :-(

    loku podi guru Friday, 28 January 2011 02:20 AM

    Thanks for the early warning!

    Lional Alwis Friday, 28 January 2011 02:49 AM

    Why is this repair happening always happening on weekends ??
    I think during week days if the repairs are done it will be a good idea.

    Surprised Friday, 28 January 2011 03:01 AM

    My Weekend..;

    Dinesh G Friday, 28 January 2011 03:10 AM

    OMG ,they have done it again,Thank you very bery much..my weekend is going to be horrible without water.....

    Royalist Thursday, 27 January 2011 11:53 AM

    Should have told us earlier... could have collected a bucket or two of during the floods...

    david Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:00 PM

    this is what happened when you appoint King's henchmen in to every government owned organization, keep increasing the price but no increase in the quality of service (QoS). wonder of Asia ...!!!!

    karuna Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:06 PM

    why for CEB repairs water cut?

    backtreet boy Friday, 28 January 2011 03:57 AM

    thats exactly what this country need ONE VISION which would be the mission to which ever party that rules. Thats how Singapore became what it is now.

    backtreet boy Friday, 28 January 2011 04:00 AM

    yeah why choose the weekend, the more inconvenience caused the better these public service company's feel - thats only in sri lanka --- so sad !

    Cobra Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:27 PM

    People complain that these utility services are not maintained properly(Water/Electricity etc.) and therefore if such maintenance have to be carried out interruptions occur. But what boggles my mind is that they are not paced out in such a way as to make it less inconvenient to consumers who pay through their noses for these facilities. 36 hours? Impunity has leaked in to every sphere of our lives!!

    citizen1 Friday, 28 January 2011 04:11 AM

    Say goodbye to personal hygiene.

    paul Friday, 28 January 2011 05:18 AM

    Weekdays = Normal salary
    Weekends = Overtime

    Makes sense now doesn't it?

    sltk2004 Thursday, 27 January 2011 01:33 PM

    I remember that some years back when there was power outage or a strike by CEB, we have problems with water also. At that time the relevant minister said that he would set up generators at water plants so that in future water supply is not affected by power problems. Seems this has not happened as usual.

    Leaving aside what that minister said, the officials at these utility organizations should have a vision to make these changes.

    Mohamed Thursday, 27 January 2011 01:38 PM

    Great! Now the rains are over. Next, it will be a 36 hour Power cut or more.


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