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Attempt to privatize the water resources of Sri Lanka

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A cabinet approval has been obtained for a loan of 110 million US dollars  to be obtained from the World Bank with a annual interest of 1.25% which will eventually force the government and authorities to privatize the natural water resources. Therefore the government should levy a fee for the usage of the water resources.


CENS national coordinator, Ravindra Kariyawasam, explains that "the project is called Climate Change and Water Resources, and belongs to the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Management". According to the environmentalist, the Ministry of Finance and had assigned the Dam Safety and Water Resources Planning division to carry out the project according to a letter no W/D/M/01/L addressed to the Irrigation and Water Resources Management Ministry .

Sri Lanka is not among those countries with scarce freshwater resources, thanks to the presence of six aquifers scattered throughout the island . However, these resources suffer intense seasonal variations, as the country receives rain mainly during the two monsoons : the one that runs from late May to late September and hits the Southwest, and the one that stretches from November to February and hits the Northeast.

This means that large areas tend to suffer drought. Most fresh water is used for irrigation and hydroelectric power plants. On a national level, the drinking water supply is piped to nearly 90% of the urban population; in rural areas, water is available to about 60% of the population through protected wells.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 16:42

වැසි සමඟ විපතටපත් ජනතාව

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පසුගිය දින කිහිපය පුරා දිවයිනේ දිස්ත‍්‍රික්ක 10 කට පමණ බලපෑ අධික වැසි සහිත කාලගුණ තත්ත්වය හේතුවෙන් මහජනතාව දැඩි ලෙස පීඩාවට පත්ව තිබෙනවා. විශේෂයෙන් කළුතර, රත්තනපුර, ගම්පහ, කොළඹ, මාතර, නුවරඑළිය හා කෑගල්ල යන දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කයන් මෙලෙස අධික වැසි ලැබුණු ස්ථානයන් වනවා.


Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 16:06

13 Fear dead by floods & landslides

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13 people fear dead due to the prevailing weather condition in the country. According to Police 13 people reported dead due to floods and landslides yesterday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:46

Heavy Rain in Colombo

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Several roads was flooded in heart of Colombo today due to heavy rain.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 17:37

දිවයින පුරා අයහපත් කාලගුණ තත්ත්වයක්

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ඊයේ සහ අද දිනයේත් ඉදිරි දින කිහිපය පුරා දිවයිනේ බොහෝ ප‍්‍රදේශයන්හි වැසි සහ සුළං සහිත කාලගුණ තත්ත්වයක් දක්නට ඇතැයි කාලගුණ අංශ නිවේදනය කර සිටිනවා.


කෙසේ වෙතත් ඊයේ ඇති වු වැසි සහිත කාලගුණ තත්ත්වයෙන් බදුල්ල දෙමෝදර සහ උඩුවර දුම්රිය ස්ථාන අතර පස් කන්දක් නායයෑමෙන් දුම්රිය මාර්ගයට ගල් පෙරළීම හේතුවෙන් උඩරට මැණිකේ දුම්රිය ගමනය සීමා කළ බව දුම්රිය අංශ ප‍්‍රකාශ කර සිටියා.



Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 16:22
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