Tanks which had been neglected due to terrorist threats are being reconstructed.
The Government has set aside 15 million rupees to reconstruct ancient tanks coming under the purview of the Medawachchiya and Kebithigollewa Divisional Secretariat Divisions. Action has been taken to accelerate this programme following instructions given by the President. Deputy Minister Duminda Dissanayake launched the reconstruction programme. It is planned to reconstruct the Nagadarana tank, the Karambe Ela scheme, the Pulliankulum tank, the Nabada tank and the Mahanika tank. The President took the initiative to provide the required grants at the request of Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissananayke. 1250 acres of paddy land can be cultivated after the reconstruction work.