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Paddy fields of Julemulla needs water

One hundred and fifty acres of paddy fields at Julemulla in Tissamaharama is on the verge of destruction due to lack of water, according to the Kirindi Oya, Ekabadda Govi Sanvidana Secretary Upali Arambage.

He said the reason that led to the destruction was the extensive damage caused to the canal that provided water to this stretch of paddy fields several years ago.

The Secretary Arambage said although the Irrigation Department and the members of the Govi Sanvidanaya took steps to renovate this canal that was heavily damaged as a result of floods it didn’t work out.

He said that it was impossible because the canal runs through a private land in the area and the owner objected against the renovation of the canal. When a complaint was made on the matter, the acting District Secretary Hambantota C.A. Suneth Lochana said that he would look into the issue and take appropriate measures.

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