The President today inspected the water purification plant in Kandy South and also in Katugastota, in the environs of Kandy. Addressing a meeting which followed his inspection, the President instructed the relevant authorities to increase the capacity in the plants for the supply of water to areas in the Kandy district where there is a shortage. Attention was drawn to the drying up of water resources. Submissions were made to the President on the water shortage prevailing in the Maarassana, Galagedera and Anuragama areas.
The meeting drew attention to increasing the capacity of the water purification plants for the supply of drinking water to the residents and finding solutions to other affiliated problems. Several Parliamentarians were present.