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Up to a 20 per cent increase on water bills will come into effect from next month,Water Board General Manager Lal Premnath said. “We have not yet finalised what the percentage increase for domestic users but they will be billed on varying slabs depending on the use of water by a household,” he said.

Mr. Premnath said the tariffs for water consumption for commercial purposes will be increased by 15 per cent, for small industries by five per cent and water sold to ships by 20 per cent. There will be no increase in water bills for places of religious worship and hospitals.(Hafeel Farisz)
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  • nipuna Thursday, 20 September 2012 06:52 AM

    Yet another election result. more to follow..
    NS

    CITIZEN Friday, 21 September 2012 04:54 AM

    Yes, until another Election, we will have to expect many more like this - Electricity; Gas; Fuel; etc. etc. ... as the Government knows very well "we are all grass-eating human-haraks" who can be easily FOOLED, and FOOLED WITH VALUE ADDITION!!!

    Andy Thursday, 20 September 2012 07:04 AM

    ohhh nooo please. we are poor people not like politicians. why cant you deduct the amount from the politicians salary?

    N.Amirthasun Thursday, 20 September 2012 07:17 AM

    Are we expecting also increase petrol, and decal???

    Ramzeel Thursday, 20 September 2012 07:08 AM

    Elections over and the T 20 matches are on, dont worry some more to follow.

    nalakala Thursday, 20 September 2012 06:57 AM

    must be the kings chinthana plan

    Sue Friday, 21 September 2012 05:23 AM

    Why are people complaining? By now they know what to expect and yet they keep voting for this Govt. over and over again. I say this country and its people deserve everything they get because obviously that's what they want.

    M.V.R.Perera Friday, 21 September 2012 05:52 AM

    Why not get the over ministers who are getting free electricity, free water, free petrol every 5 years a car permit to pay for the water hike for domestic consumers

    dass Thursday, 20 September 2012 03:48 PM

    minister Bandula, now how much money is needed for a small family to survive in a month ?

    kolaveri Thursday, 20 September 2012 08:01 AM

    Why this kolaveri again and again?

    TrueSL Thursday, 20 September 2012 04:05 PM

    Good move... Many people pay Rs.50-60 for a 1litre bottled water without any hesitation. But have you ever calculated the treated water tariff for 1litre by water board?
    For me, last month, it was just Rs.77 for a whole 6000 litres. Water is a precious and limited resource....

    Premalal Thursday, 20 September 2012 08:15 AM

    By end of the T20 we shall find a sizable chunk of our livelihood stolen.

    Roshan Thursday, 20 September 2012 08:19 AM

    Come on Andy,
    If they deduct from Politician's salary, we only have to pay that too...

    batter off for us to take the burden.... as usual ...

    Chaminda Goon Thursday, 20 September 2012 09:08 AM

    This country is awful!

    Nadeesha Pradeep Friday, 21 September 2012 10:22 AM

    no comments.

    Curious Thursday, 20 September 2012 04:58 PM

    Need to target the big hotels with swimming pools and not the poor house holds.

    man from isle Thursday, 20 September 2012 05:18 PM

    Basic need water is also increased. What next after this?. God only knows. We have to suffer but the politicians will amass wealth and enjoy free ride on our tax.

    Pride of Asia Thursday, 20 September 2012 09:27 AM

    I honestly regret being born here. Living in this land is a misery. It is a shame that these type of things folow after an election. God bless Sri Lanka.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 20 September 2012 06:35 PM

    It is a miracle that they have still not thought of selling air to the people for breathing.

    ANTON Thursday, 20 September 2012 10:08 AM

    They will cost the air we breath shortly.

    Subbiah Thursday, 20 September 2012 10:09 AM

    Is the government celebrating elections victories with tax hikes?

    concerned Thursday, 20 September 2012 10:22 AM

    Amazing the minister didn't mention due to price changes in the international market. lol

    dutugemunu1- Friday, 21 September 2012 01:05 AM

    water board and electricity board workers get salary increases .Consumers have to raise funds to pay that raise .All the consumers of water board should get together and protest .

    peeda mossa Thursday, 20 September 2012 10:45 AM

    Even a 200% increase won't stop the wastage in our households. Only the guy who pays the bills use water economically, the others just don't care a damn !

    Nihal Fernando Friday, 21 September 2012 01:30 AM

    Another war victory dividend for the people and the election victory for the government.


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