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Wednesday, 26 December 2012 - 8:14
No need to be afraid of the crack in Parakrama Samudra tank bund; says Irrigation department.
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Residents say that there is a crack on the tank bund of the Polonnaruwa Paraakrama Samudraya.

Our reporter said that a crack of about 15 feet in depth was observed in one place in the tank bund.  

Reports say that close to this point another minor crack is also observed.

The people are in fear as a result of this.

Reports say that while the residents have informed Irrigation Engineer, engineers have visited the site and examined the situation.

The water level in the Paraakrama Samudraya too had increased as a result of the recent heavy rains.

We inquired about the crack from Irrigation Department Director General Bhadraa Kamaladasa.

The Director said that throughout the recent past filling up with soil had been carried out for strengthening the tank bund.

The Director said further that the washing away of this soil by the rains had been reported as a crack.

The Director said that therefore the people need not have any fear.

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