Troops under the ‘Sirisara Pivisuma’ project in the Trincomalee District have completed the renovation of 15 such tanks..
The repair work of 10 more medium-size tanks in Gomarankadawala, Padavi Sri Pura, Kantale, Morawewa and Pemaduwa areas is now in full swing with the support of tri-service members under the supervision of Brigadier Neranjan Ramanayake, Project Director, ‘Sirisara Pivisuma’ in consultation with respective state agencies.
Accordingly, old irrigation tanks, that remained not renovated or repaired for a long period of time in the North, East, North Western and North Central provinces will also be renovated under this programme.
Meanwhile “Wana Aranaka Avurudu Udhawa“ (the dawn of the new year in a forest area) the New year Festival of The Wana Arana Foundation is to be held in Padhaviya, Sri Puraya in collaboration with Sri Lanka Army .
This year’s New Year festival will be held under the patronage of the Sri Lanka Army. The festivities centering the “Wewai Daagebai Gamai Pansalai” the tank, pagoda and temple concept, is scheduled to take place in Sri Pura village, Padhaviya ,. Thushara Wanasinghe Secratery of the Wana Arana Foundation said.
The initial discussions were held recently at the Sri Lanka Army Headquarters in the presence of the Commander of Sri Lanka Army along with the representatives of the Wana Arana foundation and Sri Lanka Army personnel.
It was followed by an inspection visit to the proposed site at Padhaviya. The festival has been organized in grand scale under the theme “Sirisara Avurudhu Udhanaya” as the National New year festival of The Sri Lanka Army to coincide with the “Wewu Seeyak” 100 tank project conceptualized by Lt. Gen Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of The Sri Lanka Army.