Heavy rain destroys paddy cultivation
Sudden floods in the recent past has caused severe destruction to the
paddy fields which were prepared for the Maha cultivation in Maligaikadu
area in the Ampara District.
A vast acreage of paddy fields were totally damaged because of the
water flowing over the paddy fields due to the flood gates of the
anicuts, which were put across the river to provide water to the fields
not being opened during the heavy rain last week, according to the
As a result paddy in areas like Thoiyan Vattai, Veerakkadu
agriculture divisions have been washed away.