Sea water suddenly surged inland at noon yesterday at Kowtharimunai at Poonakary. Around 40 acres of land have been rendered saline.
Due to the sudden invasion of the sea inland more than 40 acres of paddy land have been damaged at Kowthari munai which comes under Poonakary Divisional Secretary’s Division of the Kilinochchi, the Divisional Secretary of Poonakary, S.Krishnenthiran said.
Paddy had been coutivated in around 100 acres at Kowtharimunai. The sea water had invaded into around 40 acres of these lands.
Further, the Kowtharimunai road also was inundated by flood waters for few hours, the area people said.