The villagers stated the Lake walls might be harmed, and that since it provides water supply for hundreds of acres of paddy fields the project should not go ahead. They yelled curses at the State Minister, and hooted at the group that arrived with the State Minister, who left in the face of the villagers’ protests.
State Minister Wimalweera Dissanyake, responding to these accusations at Pottuvil Sea temple, yesterday (14) stated that he was attempting to provide a means of income for the villagers.
He added that if anyone was opposing such a project, they are not humans but two-legged animals.
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