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* Sri Lankan President instructs officials to establish an improved water supply system
Tue, May 13, 2014, 11:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the officials in charge of the country's water supply to establish and an advanced water supply network in the entire country.

President Rajapaksa issued these instructions during a discussion held at Temple Trees this morning with the officials of the Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage and the National Water Supply and Drainage Board.

The meeting was held to evaluate the progress of the water supply projects which are currently being implemented and to review the projects that are being planned for the future.

At the meeting the President asked the officials to focus on providing pure drinking water facilities to the people living in the areas with a high risk of kidney diseases.

He pointed out to the officials that the government has improved the road network in the country with a systematic plan and the water supply problem should also be resolved in a similar systematic manner.

Work on a number of water supply schemes is planned for this year, the officials informed the President.

The President also pointed out the need to utilize local expert knowledge in implementing irrigational projects.

Ministers Dinesh Gunawardena and Basil Rajapaksa, Deputy Minister Nirupama Rajapaksa, Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, Secretary to the Ministry A. Abeysekera, Chairman of the Water Supply and Drainage Board W. R. Premasiri and many senior officials of the Ministry also participated in meeting.

(Photos by Chandana Perera)

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