Sri Lanka to inaugurate nationwide irrigation rehabilitation program

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COLOMBO, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) — Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will inaugurate a nationwide irrigation rehabilitation program Thursday to coincide with the country’s 73rd independence day, state media reported here Wednesday.

The “Irrigation Prosperity” program will upgrade rural tanks, anicuts and irrigation canals throughout the country to boost food production.

The inauguration of the program will also mark the beginning of the construction of an irrigation project in the North Central Province of the country which is expected to provide water for drinking and irrigation for 1.5 million people. Enditem

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