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No permission to reclaim paddy lands

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 18, 2018 19:07

No permission to reclaim paddy lands

The National Wap Magul function will be held under the patronage of the President. It is planned to be held at Tissmaharama. A media discussion in this respect was held in Colombo today. At this news conference, the Minister emphasized that no permission will be granted to reclaim paddy land.

The Minister said that as a relief measure some concessions are granted for paddy lands to cultivate other crops. 3800 applications have been submitted in the Western Province for reclamation of paddy land. He said that they would have to change the name of the Agrarian Development Department as the Land Reclamation Development Department if responses were made to all these applicants.

The Minister said that if it is difficult to cultivate the land with paddy some other crops can be cultivated. He said that these lands could be used for the cultivation of any crops or maintain fish tanks.  He claimed that there are some who are well organized for the reclamation of these lands.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 18, 2018 19:07