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Irrigated fields at the Mahaweli River

Building on 2000 years of irrigation in Sri Lanka

In the last month, I attended two ground-breaking ceremonies where the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, launched the construction of two major irrigation projects (the¬†Kaluganga-Moragahakanda Transfer¬†Canal and the North West Province Canal Project). In his remarks in front of crowds of 20,000 people, he said the implementation of the Moragahakanda-Kaluganga Irrigation Development …