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The President says the best way to develop the country’s economy is to uplift farmers’ economy

The water filling ceremony of the Kalu Ganga Reservoir of the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Reservoir Project took place, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, this morning. Speaking at the event, the President pointed out, the best way to develop the country and strengthen the economy, sans fraud and corruption, is to empower the country’s farmer community and strengthen their economy.

The President requested, him to be personally notified, if incidents of fraud and corruption are reported in connection with the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Project. He emphasized, he will take stern actin, against anyone involved in corrupt practices.

Electricity generation from the Moragahakanda Reservoir was connected to the national grid, by the President this morning. Construction work of the tunnel connecting the Moragahakanda Reservoir and the Kalu Ganga Reservoir also commenced under the patronage of the President.

The Kalu Ganga Reservoir is the last of the five reservoirs to be completed, under the last phase of the Mahaweli scheme