Army troops take up another irrigation renovation project
their national endeavor in
contributing to the agricultural
development of the country, the
Sri Lanka Army commenced work on
two more irrigation tanks in the
Pollonnaruwa District on 04th
(April). According to Army
media, troops had begun clearing
and renovation work on the 'Meewathpura'
and 'Chirana' tanks in the
The two historically important tanks are being
developed under the 'Pibidemu Polonnaruwa' District Development Project.
These tanks not only irrigate a large number of paddy lands in the
region, but also satisfy the domestic water requirements of the local
Over the years, these tanks have collected much silt
and aquatic plants had covered large areas of the water surface, adding
to the decreased water retention of the tanks. The Army had put in its
man and machinery at work for the successful completion of the project,
which upon completion is expected to increase irrigation capacity to
more agricultural land in the region.
Meanwhile, work on the 'Chandana Pokuna' tank project
Hingurakgoda in Minneriya taken up by the Army is nearing completion
with about 75% of the work being already completed.