Legislation to punish those who obtain water illegally: Vasu

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The government will enact a piece of legislation to impose a jail term for having illegal water connections, State Minister of Water Supply and Drainage Vasudeva Nanayakkara said yesterday.

The Minister told Daily Mirror his office decided to do it as a measure for increasing the financial position of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board. “I have drafted it to be handed over to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa who is my Cabinet minister. He will present it to the Cabinet for approval,” the Minister said.

He said the Bill if enacted, would provide for charging the water bills for the entire period of illegal connection or imposing a jail term in the event of failure to settle them. Also, the Minister said non-revenue water is 40 per cent of the total amount supplied by the Board. Non-revenue water is water that is lost due to leakages and illegal connection. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Anmanpan Monday, 23 December 2019 09:20 AM

    Feeling the pinch. You never mentioned it during the elections. You boss claims the Treasury is empty. What did he expect when 85% of the government income goes for debt repayment.

    Venom Monday, 23 December 2019 10:39 AM

    But they all voted for you didn't they?

    Jay Monday, 23 December 2019 02:28 PM

    He said they will bring Mahendran the same way as they brought KP. KP become vice President of SLFP after siphoning LTTE wealth and assets. This shows Mahendran will become SLPP vice President after siphoning the money he has stolen from CB

    Sambo Monday, 23 December 2019 02:44 PM

    So all these years in the history of Sri Lanka we did not have a law to punish those who consumed water illegally.

    Ralahamy Tuesday, 24 December 2019 05:41 AM

    For the first time in your political life, you are getting ready to do something worthwhile. Let us see how you succeed.


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