The JVP has been accused of blundering in the dark when dictating macro-economic policies to the government. The JVP has been accused of blundering in the dark when dictating macro-economic policies to the government. But its grip on micro initiatives seems to be much better. Its much publicized tank rehabilitation scheme is one such effort.
The waterless tank in Hawanpelessa tank once sustained their crops.
It is the first among the many neglected tanks in the dry zone to be renovated under the governments’ Dahasak Maha Wew (Thousand Tanks) project.
“These tanks are the centre of our village economy,” said Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Agriculture Minister speaking at the opening of the project.
The leadership and the organizational skills of the JVP and its ability to mobilize the masses were very much evident even at the opening ceremony.
One of the objectives governments is to recreate the lost irrigational civilization of the country.
Though the JVP attempt to remove the so-called plug from the external world has sent the rupee plunging and interest rates and inflation going up the tank pro