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* Sri Lanka surveys mineral deposits in the land to go under water in the irrigation project
Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 10:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka Geological and Mines Bureau has decided to launch a study to survey mineral deposits in a land that would be submerged for a mega irrigation project.

The Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy will join the Geological and Mines Bureau to survey the land that would go under water as part of the Moragahakanda Reservoir Project.

Under the study, the Geological and Mines Bureau will assess the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the mineral deposits in the area.

A large land area will be inundated by Moragahakanda reservoir which will irrigate the northern and eastern parts of the island. This area is believed to contain large deposits of minerals including gems and graphite.

The Geological and Mines Bureau will study the ways to mine these mineral deposits without affecting the irrigation project.

The government has planned to mine these mineral deposits before the irrigation project is constructed.

Moragahakanda Irrigation project, one of the largest irrigation projects in Sri Lanka currently undergoing constructions, was inaugurated in January 2007 to provide a domestic and industrial water supply to Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, and Polonnaruwa and Matale districts for the development of agriculture in the north, east, and northwestern provinces.

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