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* Sri Lankan President instructs to start a sea water purification project
Sun, Aug 31, 2014, 09:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 31, Bibile: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that he had instructed the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa to start a project to desalinate sea water.

Citing Maldives as an example, the President said that the sea water could be desalinated and supplied to households. Such a programme would help the country to face any drought in the future, he added.

He said that the government will start a programme to supply potable water to each household of the country.

The President expressed these views addressing a rally held this morning in Madulla in Bibile after opening a multipurpose commercial center.

The new multipurpose shopping complex will open a space for the farmers to sell their products. The government has invested Rs. 70 million in the project and the President Sunday inaugurated the first phase of the project completed at a cost of Rs. 25 million.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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