In 2018, agreements were made to permit MYTCL to de-silt the drain and to widen within the existing bunded areas so that the water flow was freer,
and that the walls were reinforced so that there was no possible seepage through the walls and into the fields. Machines are required for such a project, however due to the requests and from discussions with the farmers of this area, MYTCL agreed to complete the project as best as possible through the use of nearly 500 labourers to manually remove the silt and widen the drain. It is expected that before the September heavy Monsoon rains that the drain will be completed to enhance the stability in areas.
To increase drainage efficiency of Ywatha drain and the convenience of the vehicle transportation, an additional culvert is being built near the junction of Ywatha drain and Yama Stream by an MYTCL funded contractor. MYTCL provides a special fund instead of using CSR budgets for the construction, and the Engineering Department will monitor and ensure the quality of the culvert.