Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Land deeds for 3,000 dry zone farmer families in Sri Lanka's war-torn northeast
Fri, Apr 19, 2013, 11:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will distribute land deeds tomorrow (April 20) to 3,000 farmer families in the Mahaweli L Zone in the northeast part of the island.

The ceremony to distribute land deeds, themed as "Farmland Rights for You that Give Golden Harvest to the Nation", will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in Sampath Nuwara Mahaweli Esplanade in Weli Oya.

During the war a large number of settlers in the Mahaweli L Zone left the Weli Oya border village due to continuous attacks by the Tamil Tiger terrorists.

Irrigation & Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that 63,000 Mahaweli farmer families will receive land deeds this year. Already 15,000 families have received land deeds.

The Minister has told the national radio that arrangements have also been made to reconstruct the Kiul Oya and Mahakambiliyawa reservoirs.

Another 26 minor reservoirs will also be reconstructed and feasibility studies are presently being conducted for the construction of the Kiyul Kadawara reservoir, which could irrigate 10,000 hectares of land, the Minister has added.

Director General of Sri Lanka Mahaweli Authority Gamini Rathnayaka said the President would also distribute organic fertilizer production kits to the Mahaweli farmers tomorrow.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan President meets Canadian, Australian leaders at CHOGM
-- [5 hours ago]
Murdered businessman's father retracts statement made in support of convicted DIG
-- [6 hours ago]
Higher Education Minister ready to discuss undergraduates' grievances
-- [7 hours ago]
Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka calls for immediate release of detainees held for a long time
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to leave for Paris to attend Climate Change summit
-- [8 hours ago]
UK steps up reconciliation and human rights support for Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Indian Army Chief to discuss upgrading Sri Lanka's defense equipment during visit
CID records statement from Minister Rajitha Senaratne on Avant Garde Chairman's claims
Sri Lanka's power authority earns over Rs. 38 million through raids on power pirates
Sri Lanka to introduce a new Education Act in January

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.