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Iranian President to inaugurate Uma Oya project

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in May where he is expected to inaugurate the Uma Oya Multipurpose project, Iranian media reported.

The project includes two dams namely Dyraaba and Puhulpola and also 25 kilometers of water transmission tunnel and two major hydroelectric power plants each with a capacity of 60 megawatts.

Uma Oya multipurpose project is regarded as one of the greatest technical and engineering service projects of Iranian companies in Sri Lanka.

The purpose of the project is to improve irrigation of 5000 acres of agricultural land, transferring 145 million cubic meters of water and generating 290 GW/h of power in a year.

One of the important features of the Uma Oya project is the scattered and diverse components of the project.

It should also be said that this project is one of the largest projects implemented by Iranian contractors abroad.

Back in August 2023, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ali Sabry visited Iran and met with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian in Tehran. During a joint press conference, the top Iranian diplomat called the visit “a turning point in Iran-Sri Lanka ties”.


  Comments - 11

  • Hadam Tuesday, 16 April 2024 12:48 PM

    Where is Gnasara?

    Samarasinghe Wednesday, 17 April 2024 03:12 AM

    He probably is happy with a bottle and in the company of his concubines.

    NAGA Wednesday, 17 April 2024 07:35 AM

    RANIL IS A MASTERMIND, HE SENDS SRI LANKANS TO ISRAEL BUT GETS HELP FROM IRAN.

    pantha kumaran Tuesday, 16 April 2024 01:58 PM

    It is a great news to our country. We need help from eveybody.

    Bandara Tuesday, 16 April 2024 02:34 PM

    This is a very technical advance civil engineering projects. Iran government supported this project, there were sevvral SriLankan Engineers and technical staff were benefited on this project. We should be able to appreciate the role played by the Iranian government.

    Roisin Tuesday, 16 April 2024 04:48 PM

    Wow, Sri Lanka really knows what kind of friends to pick.

    DJ Wednesday, 17 April 2024 11:13 AM

    Absolutely

    ANNECUNT Tuesday, 16 April 2024 06:15 PM

    good news DO NOT give money our politicians come withe glue applied to their hands to rob money

    Sambo Tuesday, 16 April 2024 08:28 PM

    We welcome you with open arms and worm hearts. Good to show the world that we are a nonaligned nation.

    NEXT TO COME, OUR GOVERNMENT WILL AGREE TO DONATIONS FROM DRUG LORDS. Wednesday, 17 April 2024 12:45 AM

    ANOTHER DICTATOR ON THE TRAIL, WHEN THE HELLO DID IRAN DO ANYTHING FOR THE COUNTRY IN THE PAST? I MUST HAVE MISSED SOMETHING IF THEY EVER DID. OUR GOVERNMENT DECISION MAKERS SHOULD BE TIED TO A POST ON GALLE FACE GREEN AND MADE AN EXAMPLE OF, WONDER WHAT PERCENTAGE CHANGED HANDS!!

    Jeanne Wednesday, 17 April 2024 04:31 AM

    I don't understand the fascination that Sri Lanka has with "rogue" countries and their Presidents! We are attracting some of the worst offenders of human rights behaviour of late. Are we desperate, ignorant or both? Who exactly is responsible for these invitations/approvals of these visits?


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