2000 tanks are to be immediately reconstructed. The Agrarian Services Department plans to complete the work within nine months.
The Economic Development Ministry has already released the required grants. A discussion to appraise the officials of 11 districts where the tanks are located was held in Anuradhapura. Minister S.M. Chandrasena instructed the officials to commence reconstruction next month. Agrarian Services Commissioner Ravindra Hewavitharana and the Director of the 200 tanks programme S. Liyanage attended this discussion.