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  • 15 Dec 2008- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a 32-year loan of $59.78 million USD and a grant of $23.22 million USD from the Asian Development Fund for the Dry Zone Urban Water and Sanitation project in Sri Lanka. The project will
  • 8 Dec 2008- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The cabinet has granted approval for a memorandum to acquire land for resettling residents displaced due to the Deduru Oya (Oya means small river) Reservoir Project. The Deduru Oya Reservoir Project consists of a reservoir with a
  • 1 Dec 2008- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka T he sluice gates of the Weheragala Reservoir Water Project in Sri Lanka's Yala National Park have been opened. The water reservoir, which had been built with a dam across the Menik Ganga (river), will provide water to cultivate
  • 1 Dec 2008- 19:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and relief organization AmeriCares have completed a major water project that benefits 40,000 residents plus businesses and hotels in the eastern province of Sri Lanka. The
  • 10 Nov 2008- 23:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The pipe-borne drinking water used in Gampola Teaching Hospital (located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka) has been contaminated with sewage. This was discovered through examinations conducted by the Medical Research Institute and
  • 27 Oct 2008- 23:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Plans are in place to construct the Gurugal Oya water reservoir, which will better utilize the water resources of the Murapola fi Ella irrigation project. The reservoir will be built on the borders of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya districts
  • 13 Oct 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government plans to increase the water bills shortly, to overcome increasing losses at the National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Deputy Urban Development and Water Supply Minister Mahinda Amaraweera told OOSKAnews.
  • 13 Oct 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan Government has made arrangements to rehabilitate all water reservoirs, tanks, water supply projects and other irrigation systems in the Northern and Eastern Provinces which had been destroyed by LTTE (Tamil Tiger)
  • 6 Oct 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka T he National Water Supply and Drainage Board issued a warning to the public last week on conserving water supplied by the board for future use. The warning was issued because of the low levels of water in reservoirs in Sri Lanka. This
  • 22 Sep 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka T he country has made significant progress in development of water management and irrigation, according to Irrigation and Water Management Ministry sources. The ministry cited the $372 million USD Moragahakanda Development Project,
  • 15 Sep 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka A number of political parties, farmers' groups, community based-organizations, village societies and others are now protesting against what they see as moves toward privatization of Sri Lanka's water resources. "Mahinda
  • 8 Sep 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Cabinet last week approved a proposal, submitted by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as Finance and Planning Minister, to enter into an agreement with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development to obtain a loan
  • 8 Sep 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka has decided to impose a value added tax (VAT) on water bills. The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) decided last week to impose 15 per cent VAT to water bills with fewer than 25 units per month. Almost three
  • 1 Sep 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has made arrangements to ensure equal treatment when it comes to providing water for the northern and southern parts of the country. Northern Sri Lanka is mainly populated with Tamil people and affected by the
  • 25 Aug 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka A number of cities in developing countries are using untreated or partially treated wastewater for agriculture, which poses serious health risks to consumers, a new report warns. Wastewater agriculture contributes significantly to

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