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01/13/2011

Turning over a New Leaf also in North

A Happy New Year! Although the new year in Sri Lanka starts in the middle of April, many people enjoyed themselves, setting off firecrackers at midnight on January 1, or making kiri bath, traditional milk rice for breakfast on January 1.

At the end of the year, one project has completed in a northern part as well as in an eastern area. Since June last year, we have collaborated with Japan Platform to reconstruct and clean wells, distribute agricultural materials and supplemental food in Vavuniya North, and clean wells in Vavuniya. We have supported people returning to the rough villages after the conflict.

The last activity was to distribute injectors for pesticide, one of agricultural materials. In January, when rainy season is almost finished, people start to take care of rice plants and grains using the injector. When distributing the injectors, an engineer from manufacturer has a lecture in order to use injectors safely. We hope they use the injector safe and long.

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The new project started on January 1, reconstruction and cleaning of wells in other areas in Vavuniya. We are supporting people who came back in July last year. Since there were long, furious battles in front in the area, many wells are damaged. We are continuing the project until May so that people can easily access life water and come back to the normal life.

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January 13, 2011 in Sri Lanka |