A streamlined programme for the maintenance of the water supply and drainage network in Colombo and the surrounding flats have been mooted.
The Proramme is a joint effort by the National Housing Development Authority and the National Water Supply and Drainage Board. Support of the Colombo Municipal Council is being solicited. A special discussion to this effect was held at the Parliamentary Complex under the auspices of Ministers Dinseh Gunawardena and Wimal Weerawansa. Under this programme, all water purification plants and premises where water towers are located will be entrusted to the National Water Supply and Drainage Board.