Cabinet puts forward recommendations to repair houses damaged by Uma Oya Project

Cabinet puts forward recommendations to repair houses damaged by Uma Oya Project

Written by Bella Dalima

24 Mar, 2015 | 9:07 pm

A recommendation has been put forth by the cabinet to repair 600 houses which were damaged due to the Uma Oya Project.

At the media briefing on cabinet decisions on Tuesday, Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Rajitha Senaratne elaborated on the matter:

There has been physical progress of 47 percent on that project. Since 2014 there has been a water leak. Sixteen secondary project activities 
were suspended on the 16th of February: except for the crucial activities in order to prevent the water leak. Six hundred houses which were damaged 
will be rebuilt while the National Water Supply and Drainage Board is looking into providing a proper supply of drinking water to the families 
who were affected. 

Minister Rajitha Senaratne went on to say that President Maithripala Sirisena presented the cabinet paper to take action with the consideration of
 the suggestions made by the Central Environment Authority and its panel. A sub committee of ministers was appointed on Monday consisting of the 
subject minister and ministers who represent the area.
 

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