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* Farmers in Northern Sri Lanka protest against Provincial Council decision to implement water supply project
Wed, Mar 5, 2014, 09:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 05, Colombo: Farmers in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka have expressed their opposition to a decision by the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) to implement a water supply project in Iranamadu with funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

President of the Iranamadu Project Farmers' Association, S. Sivapragasam has said that the water supply project would have an adverse impact on the farming community in Kilinochchi.

He explained that the NPC is looking at obtaining ADB funds to the tune of US$ 20,000 for the Iranamadu Water Project.

The NPC had reportedly appointed a team of experts to examine the Iranamadu Water Supply Project due to the protests by farmers.

However, nine out of the 14 members in the team of experts have said the project if implemented would have an adverse impact on the farming community in the area.

Nevertheless, Sivapragasam said the NPC is still pursuing with the project.

The matter has already been brought to the notice of the Northern Province Chief Minister, C.V. Vigneswaran and the Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan.

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