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    Govt.will not curtail provision of water to people in Kilinochchi -Minister Gunawardena

    October 06, 2014

    The government will not reduce the quantity of water provided to the people in Kilinochchi from the Iranamadu tank in the future and funds will be allocated through the Kilinochchi water supply project for the renovation of the Iranamadu tank bund, Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said addressing a meeting at the Cooperative auditorium in the Killinochchi town recently.

     

    The Minister further said that the government has planned to complete the Kilinochci water supply project as soon as possible and the project work is progressing speedily . He also pointed out that the people in the Killinochchi district have a responsibility to protect this tank which has not been renovated for 80 years.

     

    The Minister added that his Ministry has decided to provide water to the people in the district for agriculture purposes through this project. “The people in the area requested water for agriculture purposes from the main tunnel and we decided to provide them water for agriculture purpose too,” he said.

     

    The ministry will also give priority to the implementation of community based water supply projects in the district which are cost effective.

     

    He added that these projects will be implemented utilizing the technical expertise of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board engineers

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