Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, who observed the progress of ’Malwathu Oya Project’, inspected the plans at Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya. (June 15).

Through this project which the Malwathu Oya is the water source, and which provides irrigation to 22,000 hectares of agricultural land to produces rice and additional crops, it is expected to generate 50 MW of electricity through the installation of solar panels in the Malwatu Oya Reservoir, and 1.6 MW of electricity is to be generated through the Malwathu Oya Small Hydropower System.

Ven. Thanthirimale Chandarathana Thera, Chief incumbent of Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya, State Ministers Shehan Semasinghe and Ashoka Priyantha, MP S.M. Chandrasena, and Anuradhapura District Secretary Janaka Jayasundara participated in this event.

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