Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan government to provide relief to farmers affected by floods
Thu, Dec 27, 2012, 01:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 27, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will provide relief to farmers who have been affected by floods in several districts of the country.

Secretary of Agrarian Services Ministry Udeni Wickremasinghe has said that lands for cultivation and fertilizer would be provided free of charge to farmers affected by floods.

The government has estimated that some 78,559 hectares of paddy lands have been completely destroyed and 158 mini irrigation tanks in 11 districts have been extensively damages by floods.

Wickremasinghe has said that some 313,000 bushels of seed paddy and 25,500 metric tons of fertilizer are to be distributed among the flood affected farmers.

The Agrarian Services Ministry says that repair work on the damaged irrigation tanks has already commenced.

** Related Story :: Over 150 small irrigation projects damaged due to rain in Sri Lanka



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka to take stringent domestic measures to protect migrant workers
-- [6 hours ago]
Minister Bathiudeen summoned to Presidential Commission to record a statement on Sathosa
-- [6 hours ago]
Scottish engineer James Casserly faces counter-claim of assault in brawl with Malaka Silva
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka seeking a partner from the Indian subcontinent to develop East Container Terminal at Colombo port
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President instructs AG to investigate allegations against him in Australian media
-- [9 hours ago]
DPL receives Presidential Award for highest value added exports
UN Secretary General to visit Sri Lanka next week
Sri Lankan government clarifies global law firm's role in consultations in response to media reports
Sri Lanka port to expand services to be among the world 20 best ports by 2020
Sri Lanka armed forces annual joint field exercise Cormorant Strike to commence on September 3

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.