Mahawelithenna village reaps organic paddy harvest

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The harvesting of paddy in the Mahawelithenna village in the Singhapura Division of the Mahaweli B Zone took place amid the presence of Mahaweli officials and farmers in keeping with traditional age old customs on 1 August.

The Malwinna Govijana Association had cultivated 134 acres of land in the Mahawelithenna village with organic fertiliser.

Age old methods had been used during the harvesting ceremony eschewing the latest agricultural machinery, farmers and villagers told this correspondent.

A total of 19,100 acres of land had been cultivated in eight Mahaweli divisions and paddy harvesting commenced at Mahaweliuthenna village in the Singhapura Division.

By Nimal Jayaratne – Manampitiya