Sri Lanka spends 380 million rupees to renovate irrigation reservoirs

Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka has allocated 180 million rupees to complete the renovation work of many small scale irrigation reservoirs (wevas) within this year, the Commissioner General of Agrarian Services Ravindra Hewavitharana has said.

In addition, the Ministry of Economic Development has granted 200 million rupees to renovate 104 small reservoirs in the Anuradhapura District of North Central Province in preparation for the “Deyata Kirula-2012” national development exhibition.

The Agrarian Services Department expects to renovate over 8,000 small irrigation reservoirs island wide in the next few years.

Several small irrigation tanks were heavily damaged due to the last year’s floods in the north central and eastern part of the country.

The 6th Deyata Kirula National Development Exhibition is to be opened at Oya Maduwa area in the Anuradhapura district on February 04, 2012, parallel to the Independence Day celebrations.

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