Deyata Kirula, gateway to development in A'pura
Agrarian Services Minister S.M. Chandrasena at the ANCL stall.
Pic : Niranjan Konthasinghe
The development of the Anuradhapura district has been expedited
several folds in a short period of three years, after the elimination of
the LTTE, Agrarian Services Minister S.M. Chandrasena told the Sunday
He said the Government has implemented mega infrastructure and
livelihood development projects in the district, especially in former
conflict-affected border villages including Oyamaduwa, Padaviya and
Fifty thousand families in Maha Vilachchiya Divisional Secretariat
Division have been given 1,000 roofing tiles each according to
Chandrasena. Computers have been given to the youth in the district. An
agriculture museum will be set up in Anuradhapura. Over 40 agrarian
service centres in the district have been renovated.
The Vilpatthu National Park is being developed to international
standards at a cost of Rs. 420 million, Minister Chandrasena said.
The Minister said that sufficient funds have been allocated to
develop religious places in the district parallel to the Deyata Kirula
national development exhibition.
He said 200 small tanks in the district damaged by the LTTE have been
renovated. Three giant buildings in the Deyata Kirula site will be
converted into paddy stores after the conclusion of the exhibition.
A pure drinking water supply project has been implemented in
Oyamaduwa. Over 30,000 families in the Maha Vilachchiya Divisional
Secretariat Division will benefit, Minister Chandrasena said.
Deyata Kirula is a gateway to develop the Anuradhapura district,
especially the conflict-affected Maha Vilachchiya Divisional Secretariat
Division, he said.
The Minister described Deyata Kirula as a fortune provided by
President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Rajarata people.He expressed
confidence that all houses in the Anuradhapura district would be
electrified before the end of this year.