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President commissions the newly constructed Kekiriobada Reservoir in Southern Sri Lanka
Wed, Mar 31, 2010, 08:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Mar 31, Hambanthota: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today (31) opened the newly constructed Kekiriobada Reservoir in Kirama of Hambanthota District for operations.
The Kekiriobada multi-purpose irrigation project is implemented under the National Irrigation Plan in the Walasmulla Pradeshiya Sabha area of the Hambanthota district across the Kekiri Oya, a branch of the Kirama Oya, to provide irrigation facilities to the farmers in the area.
The Kekiriobada project conceived under the President's Mahinda Chinthana policy has built a dam over 30 metres in height and 800 feet in length to divert the Kekiri Oya to the new reservoir with a capacity of 2,200 acre-feet.
According to the irrigation Department, the project will benefit 3,437 farmer families providing potable water during drought and irrigating a large extent of paddy lands in Kirama, Walasmulla, Beliatta and Tangalle.
Minister Chamal Rajapaksa, candidates for Hambantota District Mahinda Amaraweera, Nirupama Rajapaksa, and V.K.Indika accompanied the President at the occasion.
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