Kitalagama anicut needs repairs
The irrigation anicut at the Kitalagama, Thihagoda is in a state of
disrepair. According to motorists the stretch of the Thihagoda-Welletota
high way on this anicut is so narrow that the motorists find it
difficult to drive long and heavy vehicles through this point across the
Kiramba Oya, a tributary of the Nilwala river. According to farmer
organizations this anicut provide water for Pethara, Mihitigoda,
Dalugoda, Kitalagama East and Thihagoda.
During dry seasons the water level would drop, the cultivators said.
The hairpin- bend off this place has also become a death trap and the
hand rails of this anicut are broken down. The residents and motorists
urge the SPC Road Development Authority to construct a permanent bridge
at this point of the road for the convenience and safety of motorists
and users of this highway.