The Ratmalana Office of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board had been able to uncover the illegal procurement of water.
It has been revealed that water had been secured for a building comprising three floors near the Western Gates of the Board, by altering the water metre. Three business centres, including a Chinese Restaurant are housed in this building. It is reported that the monthly water bill of this building was less than 100 rupees.
Accordingly the loss incurred by the Board runs into some 1.5 million rupees. A suspect has been apprehended. He is due to be produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate tomorrow. The raid was conducted on the instructions of Chairman of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board Karunasena Hettiarachchi and Vice Chairman Gamini Gunaratne.