Tuesday, 11 June 2024 10:36

Govt to remove unauthorized constructions in Colombo and suburbs to tackle flooding Featured

The Secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, W.S. Sathyananda says that measures will be taken to immediately remove all unauthorized constructions that contribute to flooding in the city of Colombo and its suburbs.

Speaking during a news conference held at the Department of Government Information, Sathyananda stated that a relevant circular will be issued to all government institutions within two weeks.

He emphasized that conserving the existing wetlands in Colombo and its surrounding areas is crucial for the flood control efforts. The blocking of small waterways and drainage systems in these areas has been identified as a significant cause for flooding.

The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation, Hiran Balasuriya indicated that multiple projects are underway to mitigate flooding in Colombo and its suburbs.


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