A new water supply scheme will be launched on Kelani River to provide a solution for the drinking water problem in Colombo and suburbs.
This scheme that will extend the water project of the right bank of the Kelani river and provide water for more than one million people. The project is being implemented by the Water Supply and Drainage Board. Eighty billion rupees will be spent on the project. The project will release 1,80,000 cubic metres of water for daily consumption. This project will fulfill the drinking water requirements in Wattala, Negombo, Jaela, Biyagama, Gampaha and Mahara areas.