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* 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.

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