900 million rupees has been allocated to rebuild tanks destroyed by adverse weather conditions. Minister S.M. Chandrasena said their intention is to immediately rebuild 109 tanks in 11 Districts.
The Minister opined that plans are afoot to begin the reconstruction work of the tanks in the Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara Districts which were worst affected by floods. The President had given instructions to reconstruct the tanks within one month. He said discussions had already been conducted to rebuild about 2000 small tanks which had been destroyed by the terrorists. He revealed that 900 million rupees was being set aside to carry out this work.