Sri Lanka’s state-run water board disconnects 87,000 customers after 2022 tariff hike-official

Sri Lanka’s state run water supplier has cut off water supply for 87,000 consumers who have failed to pay their monthly bill after a tariff hike last year, an official said.

“Up to now, we have disconnected 87,000 connections as consumers are unable to pay their bills”, an official from the state-owned National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) told Economy Next.

The NWSBD incurred a loss of 3.1 billion rupees in 2021 and the losses continued in 2022 as well due to lower revenue and higher wages of the employees.

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