May 18, 2018

Daya to induce artificial rain with Chinese assistance

Social Welfare and Primary Industries Minister Daya Gamage has held discussions with the Chinese government with regard to obtaining their assistance in creating artificial rain in Sri Lanka during the drought season as a solution to farmers who face difficulty in cultivation activities.

The Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan and the Chinese delegation had visited Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Kothmale and Ampara areas subsequent to discussions they had handed over a report to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the event held at Water’s Edge in Battaramulla to sign an agreement with the Agricultural Modernization World Bank project applicants.

 The minister said that if the proposed artificial rain project, using modern technology, is successful, it would provide a solution to address drought and floods in the country.

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