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Pahala Halmillewa tank to be renovated

The recent inspection of the Pahala Halmillewa irrigation tank by State Minister Siripala Gamlath. The tank is to be renovated in four months.
The recent inspection of the Pahala Halmillewa irrigation tank by State Minister Siripala Gamlath. The tank is to be renovated in four months.

The Anuradhapura - Pahala Halmillewa irrigation tank in the Mahaweli area will be renovated to increase the cultivation of food crops in line with the Vision of Prosperity policy introduced by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Work began at an auspicious time amid the blessings of the Maha Sangha under the patronage of Mahaweli Zones Canals and Settlement Infrastructure Development State Minister Siripala Gamlath and several other ministers and MPs last week.

The Pahala Halmillewa irrigation tank will be rehabilitated at a cost of Rs.38 million. A total of 250 acres will be directly irrigated by the tank once its rehabilitation is completed and another 100 acres will receive water indirectly. Two-hundred-and-fifty families in the area will be benefitted by the project.

Several farmer families lost their means of livelihood after the tank bund burst due to the heavy rain in December 2019. Minister Gamlath instructed the Mahaweli Authority officials to complete the work within four months. Lands Minister S.M. Chandrasena, Under-Utilised State Resources Development State Minister Shehan Semasinghe, former North Central Province Chief Minister S.M. Ranjith, Secretary of the Mahaweli Zones Canals and Settlement Infrastructure Development State Ministry Engineer W.B. Palugaswewa, Mahaweli Development Authority Director General Engineer Sunil S. Perera and Mahaweli H Zone Residential Business Manager Ubhaya Kalyana Kumara and several others participated.

 


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