President Maithripala Sirisena made a sudden inspection tour of the Maduru Oya Reservoir. He directed the engineers to speed up the maintenance work of the reservoir.
The President made the inspection tour as the Minister in-charge of the subject. He went there on Saturday on information received that the maintenance of the Maduru Oya Reservoir is not taking place properly.
The President directed the officials to speed up the construction work of the dam. It was scheduled to be completed a year ago.
The President pointed out the need to prevent damages to the farmlands when releasing water from the reservoir.
He inspected the old dam of the Maduru Oya Reservoir and the sluice gates.