Disaster Management Minister A.H.M. Fowzie has decided to take immediate measures to prevent floods in the Colombo District in future.
Fowzie told the media today (14) that immediate steps will be taken to remove all unauthorized structures and to reconstruct the canal and drainage systems in the Colombo city.
He has said that officials have been instructed to immediately remove all minor unauthorized structures.
According to the Minister, the process of managing rain water has been disrupted for a long time due to the delay in removing unauthorized structures.