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Repairs to 2000 tanks begin

Feb 7, 2011 10:52:25 AM - itnnews.lk

The Programme to reconstruct 2000 tanks countrywide gets underway.

The reconstruction of the Kivule-aara tanks within the Mahakalugolla Grama Niladhari Division in the Siyambalanduwa Divisional Secretariat Division commenced in parallel to the Deyata Kirula Exhibition. Many Parliamentarians joined in the launch organized under the patronage of Minister Basil Rajapaksa. The Kivule-aara tank had not been repaired for 50 years. 15.8 million rupees will be expended on the reconstruction. It will irrigate about 190 acres of paddy land. Giving his views on the occasion, Minister Rajapaksa said they hoped to complete the reconstruction of the 2000 tanks within this year.