NWSDB and CEB will not suspend services in isolated areas due to delayed payments

NWSDB and CEB will not suspend services in isolated areas due to delayed payments

NWSDB and CEB will not suspend services in isolated areas due to delayed payments

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

25 Nov, 2020 | 8:52 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): Supply of water in isolated areas, will not be suspended despite the delay in payment of bills, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, the Minister of Water Supply said on Wednesday (Nov. 25).

“Given the restrictions on movement in certain areas and isolated areas, consumers are unable to settle the water bills. Thereby, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) will not suspend the supply of water to any such consumers,” Minister Nanayakkara emphasized.

In the event, the water supply has been suspended to anyone in areas that are isolated, due to the delay in payment of bills, they are advised to inform the Water Board.

Meanwhile, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has also decided not to suspend the supply of power, despite the delay in payment of bills.

“The CEB will not to suspend the power supply over the failure to settle bills on time, given the prevailing situation, especially with regard to areas under isolation due to COVID-19,” Vijitha Herath, the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) noted.

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