Colombo may get less water if drought continues

3 August 2012 10:12 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


National Water Supply and Drainage Board Deputy Chairman Gamini Gunawardene said the supply of water to Colombo would have to be restricted if this drought continues for another two weeks.

Water is now provided to Colombo from the newly commissioned Kelani Right Bank Project. Water supply to other areas has been disrupted from up to two to six hours a day because of the drastic drop in the water level in the reservoirs. (Sanath Desmond)


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  • amanath Sunday, 05 August 2012 04:09 AM

    we use pure drinking water for the toilet flushing and washing the car,this cannot go on like this,their is no sustitute for pure water. Try to use the underground tube wells for those perposes and keep the drinking water bathing and drinking only.

    john Friday, 03 August 2012 04:48 PM

    karma.. please be nice to everyone.. too many curse on this country.. rape is out of control in Sri lanka..

    Mr. B Wijeyasingha Friday, 03 August 2012 05:46 PM

    Since those in power have not prepared for this contingency by creating water desalinating plants run on Geothermal plants let those who live in Colombo get used to coconut water and when that runs out drink sea water.

    Lal.Fernando. Monday, 06 August 2012 03:58 AM

    It is high time we consider investing money on a de salination plant.

    parak Friday, 03 August 2012 10:17 AM

    Need to explore alternative sources of water. Problem not limited to colombo. Wish rain starts soon.

    geriatrix Friday, 03 August 2012 10:45 AM

    Wasn't it told by the media ( i think just before the indian cricket team came over here) that the Mauosokaley Resvior was full and they had opened 2 sluice gates to let go of the excess water!!! What happened to all of that water ???

    Wild Friday, 03 August 2012 10:43 AM

    All the MINISTERS drank it !!

    The Old Man Friday, 03 August 2012 11:43 AM

    the truth is my boy, is that the overflow of the water is caused because the DAM is full of MUD.. so there is no place for the water to be stored, and you know what happened. now we don't have water. wonder who they are gonna blame now.?

    Azmi Friday, 03 August 2012 12:35 PM

    Colombo municipal council controlled by UNP, Government treat this continuing....people of colombo suffering no problum.....

    Daya Monday, 06 August 2012 07:26 AM

    SL is an island with enough sea water. I dont know why we haven't explore the possibilityof Sea Water Reverse Osmosis System for our drinking and personal use.

    Nuzrath Anver Saturday, 04 August 2012 01:37 AM

    Allah's punishment for stop people from praying. This is what you get. So enjoy the suffering.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 04 August 2012 02:45 PM

    Every thing to general pulic will be restricted by present regime in time to come and those will givent to maha raja.

    moda paba Friday, 03 August 2012 01:29 PM

    thats very true. samthing apply lakes too.

    Letchmi Saturday, 04 August 2012 03:53 AM

    Never mind can go to Temple Trees for a water dansal.

    Dadoriya Friday, 03 August 2012 02:33 PM

    Got my water bill with the consumption have a negative sine. Have I been supplying water to the water board? No it was a billing error.

    ceylonI Friday, 03 August 2012 02:57 PM

    Govt need to consider of the big hotels that consume most of the water. If SL keeps on building new hotels and apartments water supply is not going to last too long

    HidemyTEEEEEK Saturday, 04 August 2012 05:09 AM

    The Water Problem

    Notharismama Friday, 03 August 2012 03:54 PM

    It normally does not rain August! How can you say that "We may have to curtail water supplies if their is no rain for next two weeks" - b'cos it is AUGUST you i...t.

    CHANDRAPALA Friday, 03 August 2012 04:32 PM

    Water Board is responsible for providing an uninterrupted service to their consumers. However, it does not have a proper water management service in order to get this task completed. Therefore, we have to depend on the rain god for forever.

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