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* Sri Lankan court orders comprehensive audit report of the water supply authority
Fri, Feb 28, 2014, 08:28 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 28, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has ordered the Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage to appoint a committee to prepare a comprehensive audit report on the accounts of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB), the agency responsible for providing safe drinking water and sanitation in Sri Lanka.

The Supreme Court has ordered that the report should be prepared under the supervision of the Secretary to the Ministry and to submit the report to court within six months.

A three-member Supreme Court bench comprising Justices Shiranee Tilakawardane, K. Sripavan and Priyasath Dep delivered the order after considering a Fundamental Rights petition filed by the employee's collective of the NWSDB.

The petitioners have cited the NWSDB Chairman, Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Vice Chairman Gamini Gunaratne and Managing Director N.P. Thibbatumunuwa and 16 others as respondents.

The petitioners have alleged that from 2005 to 2011 the respondents had failed to issue correct, genuine comprehensive reports regarding the accounts and assets of the NWSDB.

The case will be heard again on 10 October.

Attorneys J.C. Weliamuna with Pulasthi Hewamanna instructed by Sanjeewa Kaluarachchi had appeared for the petitioners.

Deputy Solicitor General Parinda Ranasinghe (Junior) had appeared for the Attorney General.

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