Irrigation Dept. takes measures to control the waters of Kelani river

Irrigation Dept. takes measures to control the waters of Kelani river

Irrigation Dept. takes measures to control the waters of Kelani river

Written by Tharushan Fernando

02 Jun, 2016 | 10:44 am

The Department of Irrigation has reached a decision to increase the height of the bund which run along the banks of the Kelani river.

Director General of the Department, Saman Weerasinghe said that 6 bunds including the main bunds separating land and river will be reconstructed.

He also added that a special pump system will be installed to drain water from low lying areas on either side of the river.

The measures are part of a new programme to control the waters of the Kelaniya river.

The director General of the Department of irrigation added that a detailed project report will be handed over to the President next week.

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