Sewer leaks distress Embaccadere residents

A gush of sewer waste has been spraying from the ceilings of Housing Development Corporation apartments at Building Three, Lady Hailes Avenue in San Fernando over the past month, causing distress to scores of tenants.

Frustrated residents say the waste has made many of them ill and a few elderly people have moved out of their homes. 

During a tour of the apartments yesterday, the Guardian got a firsthand glimpse of the suffering of the residents.

Sewer problem forces early closure of Debe Hindu SDMS Primary

Students of the Debe Hindu SDMS Primary School have been sent home because of a sewer problem.

The school was dismissed before midday today as a result of the problem.

Guardian Media is covering the story and we will have more later.

The following photos were taken by Guardian Media's Kristian De Silva: