Addressing Safety Concerns: Sagala Calls for Urgent Report on Reservoir and Dam Renovation

September 18, 2023

In a move aimed at ensuring the safety and security of vital infrastructure, National Security Advisor and Chief of Presidential Staff Sagala Ratnayaka has issued a pressing directive.

He has called upon relevant officials to submit a comprehensive report within a stringent two-week timeline detailing the status of renovation initiatives for reservoirs, tanks, dams, and water-carrying tunnels.

Highlighting the urgency of this directive, Ratnayaka emphasized the critical need for prompt action to address any potential safety concerns within these infrastructure projects. The directive underscores the government's unwavering commitment to ensuring the integrity and reliability of these essential water management structures.

The ultimate goal of this comprehensive report is to provide a well-informed basis for decision-making at the highest levels of government. By evaluating the progress, challenges, and necessary steps for the renovation projects, the report will enable policymakers to make informed choices that prioritize the safety and well-being of the nation.

With Sri Lanka's reliance on these reservoirs, tanks, dams, and water-carrying tunnels for essential water supply and management, ensuring their structural integrity is of paramount importance.