Dam renovation project launched
The government has launched a massive project to renovate the dams of
major irrigation tanks in the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa districts.
All high risk dams in the Kalawewa, Huruluwewa, Tisawewa, Nachchaduwa
and Nuwarawewa in the Anuradhapura district are being renovated under
this project implemented by the Irrigation and Water Resources
Dams of five major tanks, including, Parakrama Samudra and Minneriya
tanks are also being renovated under this project.
The renovation project includes clearing and uprooting of secondary
growth jungle along the down stream and removing of risky dead trees fro
the dam and tanks.
The government has allocated Rs.188 million for the renovation of
Parakrama Samudraya and 85 per cent of the work has already been
According to ministry official, over Rs 1,488 million has been
allocated for the project and over 50 per cent of renovation activities
have been already completed.