The Beira Lake which is situated on a land of about 120 hectares is helpful in storm water drainage, recreational activities and biodiversity.
Illegal disposal of solid waste and drainage from the surrounding areas have polluted the water source.
Moreover irregular development activities have obstructed the access ways to the Beira Lake from some places.
A proposal made by Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, to implement the Beira Lake rehabilitation and development project at an estimated cost of Rs. 12,550 million was approved by the cabinet. (Colombo Gazette)