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* President to hand over the new Laggala city to the people tomorrow
Mon, Jan 7, 2019, 11:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 07, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena tomorrow (08) will hand over the new Laggala green city constructed to replace the old Laggala city that was submerged for the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga multi-purpose irrigation project.

All the construction of the new Laggala city and the construction of the Kalu Ganga reservoir nourishing the Dumbara valley are completed.

President Maithripala Sirisena will vest this new village in the public tomorrow. Government buildings established in the new town will be opened by the respective Ministers.

The new Laggala city was constructed near the Kalu Ganga reservoir to fulfill the needs of the families displaced by the submerging of the old city under the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga project. More than 3000 families from 25 Grama Sevaka divisions were removed and resettled in the Laggala new city.

The new Laggala town is a fully fledged town. It is being endowed to the Rajarata people by the President realizing their dreams. This largest multipurpose project built after four decades is another product of the Moragahakanda- Kalu Ganga Reservoir Project.

The new Laggala town has been constructed with an investment of Rs. 4.5 billion in a well-planned manner considering the needs of the future.

The entire town spanning 75 acres comprises a new Police Station, a Unit Management Office, A cooperative Building Complex, a Pradeshiya Sabha building, a Divisional Secretariat, peoples fair and a pubic market complex. The new Laggala town also has a new bus stand and a Post Office as well as 26 state institutions including banks and financial institutions.

The 26 buildings constructed for state institutions to provide public services have been designed to connect to each other conveniently. The President will also vest the new community hospital and the secondary school with the public tomorrow.

The highest compensation has been paid to the people who had lost their property due to the Moragahakanda Kalu Ganga Project. The President had personally mediated in this process. Compensation totaling more than Rs. 11 billion had been paid. In addition to the compensation each family has been given a half acre of land and an extent of one and a half acre of paddy land.

The other large reservoir connected to the Moragahakanda Reservoir is the Kalu Ganga Reservoir which is about twice the size of the Parakrama Samudraya. When combined the Moragahakanda and Kalu Ganga Reservoirs will create an irrigational complex six times bigger than the Parakrama Samudraya.


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