Minister S.M. Chandrasena has ordered the relevant authorities to take immediate action for the prevention of reclamation of paddy lands, which is illegal. He has given orders to immediately halt this illegal reclamation.
The Minister had received information of such a process involving about one and half acres of paddy land at Attanawila along the Kalapaluwawa Road in Thalangama. The Minister made a sudden visit to the location this afternoon and monitored this illegal reclamation. It was determined that the flood situation in the area had resulted due to the reclamation of this land. He instructed officials to immediately bring to a halt the obstructions caused to the main canal-way. He further ordered to take legal action against those involved in this process, without considering positions.