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Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam points out the lands allocated for cultivation should not be utilized for housing.

Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam points out the lands allocated for cultivation should not be utilized for housing. The Minister also emphasized the importance of maintaining a balance between cultivation and housing in a developing nation. The Minister made these remarks at a UNP election rally held at Kurunegala yesterday. Addressing the gathering Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam further said the identified suitable cultivation lands should be protected. These lands are important to improve the production of agricultural crops.