Piyal Padmanatha, Assistant General Manager of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board says that the water supply of 21,527 customers was suspended during the month of August. Due to the non-payment of dues to the board, measures have been taken to suspend the water supply.
He points out that the amount to be collected from these customers is close to 5.2 billion rupees.
Meanwhile, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has been informed by the National Water Supply and Drainage Board about the ministers who have defaulted in paying their water bills. The Speaker has said that he has obtained a list of the names of the relevant Ministers from the Water Supply Board and will inform them about this problem.
The Speaker has requested that ministers be given to pay the arrears bills and has asked to disconnect the water supply of the Ministers who do not settle the arrears bills within that period.