The construction activities of the main dam of the Morakanda reservoir began yesterday.
That was under the patronage of Irrigation and Water Management Minister Nimal Siripaala de Silva.
78 thousand million rupees have been allocated for this dam, the construction of which was launched under the financial aid of the Chinese Development Bank.
Participating in this ceremony Minister Nimal Siripaala de Silva expressed his view about the strike launched by certain trade unions these days.
The Minister said that damage is done to the national economy when trying to remove the salary anomalies in certain State institutions.
On this occasion the Minister also pointed out that the Chinese people should be taken as an example when working for the country's development.