The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB) says that water supply to Godagama, Homagama, Pannipitiya, Pelanwatta, Rukmalgama and Mattegoda areas will be restored by midnight today (17).

The water supply in the aforesaid areas was interrupted until further notice, due to a damage in the transmission pipeline from the Kalatuwawa Treatment Plant.

According to reports, the water transmission pipeline from the Kalatuwawa Treatment Plant has burst at Godagama near the High-Level Road owing to a vehicular accident.

A car had veered off the road and collided with the water transmission pipeline this morning (17) causing severe damage to the pipeline.

As a result of the incident, the water supply to over 100,000 housing units in the affected areas has been interrupted until further notice.