Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Paddy land in Jaffna released for cultivation


Several acres of paddy land in the Jaffna peninsula which were under certain high security areas have now been released for cultivation, Northern Province Governor, Maj.Gen. GA Chandrasiri said.

He said the land had been vested in the lawful owners to start cultivation. These lands were abandoned for many years due to the war.

The decision to release these lands were done on the instructions of Senior Presidential Advisor, Basil Rajapaksa who spearheads the Northern Spring concept to redevelop the North.

The government will provide facilities to the farmers who would begin cultivation on these lands already released.

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