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Those who obtain pipe-borne water illegally are to be prosecuted and jailed, and the relevant act would be amended accordingly, Minister of State Vasudeva Nanayakkara said.

Presently, any offender in this regard is given a fine of between Rs 5,000 to 10,000. In addition, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board recovers a surcharge of two years payment as a fine, even if water had been obtained for twenty-five years, the amount of the fine remains the same.

The State Minister claimed that the present punishment is not adequate for an offence in this nature and advocated a severe punishment of imposing a prison sentence in addition to the fine. (Dayaseeli Liyanage)

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  • Anmanpan Sunday, 29 December 2019 04:01 PM

    Very nice, 6 million jokers wanted this, not me, now they get the first installments. More jail installments will follow.

    Jasmin Sunday, 29 December 2019 04:09 PM

    You imbecile, you dont put people in prison over stealing water. You clearly need some education.

    Anmanpan Sunday, 29 December 2019 04:23 PM

    Mr. Minister, water is a right and not a commodity.

    Anmanpan Sunday, 29 December 2019 04:30 PM

    The present government gave a lot of promises during the last election. Now they have realized there are no funds in the treasury. People asks for goodies and now getting fines. Nice. Is this old codger being used as a scapegoat?

    George Harry Sunday, 29 December 2019 06:01 PM

    When the former first woman Prime Minister of the world Hon'ble Sirimavo Bandaranaike contested candidate for Presidency in 988 in her Presidential campaign, publicly promulgated that the Water-Meter fixed for householders would be removed.

    SARATH Sunday, 29 December 2019 06:14 PM

    PUMPKIN WILL DRY UP.

    Thor Sunday, 29 December 2019 06:41 PM

    Funny, he never mentioned these things when in Opposition!

    Marcian Christopher Monday, 30 December 2019 10:17 AM

    First of all take action against all the rogue politicos who had robbed the poor peoples monies during the last 15 years. Action is urgently needed, Get cracking!


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