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* President stresses urgent solutions to water problem in the North
Tue, Feb 12, 2019, 09:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 12, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena says that the water issue that is the main reason for the increase in poverty of people in the North should be promptly solved.

President Sirisena made this statement at a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon to review the progress of the proposed water projects in the Northern Province.

Speaking further on the occasion, the President pointed out that if water resources for the agricultural activities are properly provided for the people whose main livelihood is agriculture, other development issues in the North will be addressed as well.

In the meantime, the President pointed out to the authorities the necessity to expedite implementation of a proposal made by him earlier suggesting to divert the rain water flowing to the sea flooding the Ratnapura, Kegalle and Kalutara areas to the North by pumps.

The President said he believes that this proposal if implemented without any environmental destruction would produce prompt and successful results for the people in the North.

The progress of the other water supply projects that are being implemented to fulfill the needs of agriculture and drinking water in the Northern Province were also reviewed.

The discussion also focused on the progress of the proposed North Central Maha Ela Project, the proposed project for a river to Jaffna to be implemented in 2020 with the assistance of the Government of the Netherlands, as well as the Ellanga Gammana system development implemented in the North and North Central provinces with the support of the JICA.

State Minister of Mahaweli Development and Environment Ajith Mannapperuma and Secretary of the Ministry Anura Dissanayake were also present at the discussion.

 

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