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Cashew cultivation in Mannar revived

Dec 3, 2010 10:06:11 AM - itnnews.lk

The cashew plantation at Kondachchiya in Mannar which faced destruction due to terrorist activities will be revived. Action will be taken to absorb the benefits to the national economy.

The Kondachchiya Cashew Plantation is being revived by the Civil Defence Department on the instructions of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The Plantation earlier spanned about 6200 acres. North Central Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissanayake patronized in the re-cultivation of 500 acres of the plantation under the first stage. Present on the occasion was Rear Admiral Ananda Peiris, Director General of the Civil Defence Department.