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  • 15 Jun 2018- 11:42 by OOSKAnews Info COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's National Water Supply and Drainage Board is investing $1.2 Billion USD to increase access to safe drinking water, but high borrowing costs, leaky pipes, and volatile weather may require more alternative financing, a finance
  • 4 Mar 2018- 11:02 by Local Press Report COLOMBO Colombo Page The National Water Supply and Drainage Board says that it has been compelled to acquire a certain quantity of water from the Rajanganaya reservoir for the Thambuttegama water supply scheme and related projects due to the heavy demand for
  • 31 May 2017- 13:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is reaching the most vulnerable communities affected by the floods in Sri Lanka with clean water and safe shelters as the island's worst flooding in years has impacted almost
  • 7 Feb 2017- 09:58 by Local Press Report COLOMBO Economy Next France will train senior staff of Sri Lanka’s water utility to better manage water resources and reduce waste at a time it is coping with a severe drought amid modernisation of decades-old pipelines and treatment plants. Access
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by Local Press Report COLOMBO Asian Tribune Chairman Fred Hochberg of the Export-Import Bank (EXIM) of the United States visited the Badulla site of the $64.9 million EXIM-funded water reservoir project yesterday. The water-supply project will integrate new and rehabilitated
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:22 by Local Press Report TANGALLE Daily News People resident in and around Tangalle as well as the Angunakolapelessa Divisional Secretariat Division are facing a grave drinking water problem due to the current drought, said Hambantota GA, W.H. Karunaratne. He said pipe borne water
  • 30 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka An international consortium led by Germany’s Lahmeyer International GmbH has won a consultancy contract from the Sri Lankan government for the first phase of the Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program. The joint venture also
  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Central Environmental Authority (CEA) this week temporarily lifted the suspension of the Environmental Protection License for a Coca-Cola plant in Biyagama. The environmental regulator had suspended the license last week,
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Coca-Cola’s Sri Lanka unit has had its environmental protection license temporarily suspended after an oil leak from a fuel pipe at its facility in Biyagama polluted a major river, forcing authorities to cut off water supply to
  • 10 Aug 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The French Development Agency (AFD) is lending Sri Lanka $83.3 million USD to help fund construction of a wastewater network in Negombo, a tourist town on the west coast of the country.  The total cost of the project is $117.3 million
  • 21 Jul 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is considering lending $90 million USD to Sri Lanka to fund a desalination project in the northern Jaffna peninsula, the Sri Lankan government said last week. The country’s Cabinet of Ministers
  • 30 Jun 2015- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The World Bank has approved a $165 million USD soft loan to Sri Lanka to provide safe drinking water and improve sanitation in the country’s former northern war zone and central highland tea estates. The project will benefit around
  • 26 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $453 million USD loan to finance a major project to divert water from the Mahaweli River to Sri Lanka’s north-central dry zone. The project involves building more than 260
  • 15 May 2015- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has approved two major water supply and sanitation projects aimed at expanding access to clean water and upgrading the country's decades-old wastewater systems, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne
  • 27 Apr 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers last week approved a proposal to seek an initial $150 million USD in loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a project to transfer water from the Mahaweli River to the north of the country for

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