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An irrigation tank-centered farmer community in Angunakolapelessa, whose historic livelihood is threatened by the deterioration of the nucleus of its existence, will receive a new lease of life through a second rural tank rehabilitation project launched recently by Hayleys Group. An irrigation tank-centered farmer community in Angunakolapelessa, whose historic livelihood is threatened by the deterioration of the nucleus of its existence, will receive a new lease of life through a second rural tank rehabilitation project launched recently by Hayleys Group. The Group’s Agri inputs company Hayleys Agro Products Ltd., is now in the process of replicating the success of its first effort to promote a holistic revival of agrarian viability, at Aluthwewa — a silted up 200 year-old village tank that has given its name to a community of nearly 300 farmer families.

The new project will encompass restoring the tank to its pristine glory, providing the farmers with access to the latest results of the company’s Research and Development efforts including information on new and higher-yielding crop varieties, advice on how to increase productivity, access to better technology and inputs and the development of mechanisms for reducing post-harvest handling losses and for efficient marketing of p