Contamination Of Kelani River Threatens Drinking Water

The Kelani River plays a vital role in providing drinking water to the Colombo city. However due to continuous pollution of the river there are fears it would soon not be considered as a source for obtaining water. If the water of the Kelani River is no longer obtainable, it is going to cause a serious issue for the public, especially in the Colombo city.

Speaking about the matter, the Deputy General Manager of the laboratory section at the water board H.A.K Amarakoon said that the heavy pollution in the Kelani river may disrupt water distribution in the city.