Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Moragahakanda reservoir sluice gates opened
Sat, Dec 1, 2018, 01:29 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 30, Colombo: The sluice gates of the Moragahakanda reservoir of Moragahakanda- Kalu ganga project were opened Friday by President Maithripala Sirisena as the reservoir has reached its level of overflow.

President Maithripala Sirisena participated in the event and engaged in an observational visit in the reservoir project premises.

Moragahakanda- Kalu Ganga project is the largest multi-purpose development project built after four decades in Sri Lanka and the Moragahakanda Reservoir is the biggest reservoir of the Project.

Built under the combined Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Irrigation Development Project which is a major component of Mahaweli Master Plan, the reservoir spans 29.5 square kilometers and will provide irrigation facilities to 81,422 hectares in the dry zone of Sri Lanka.

The water distributed from the reservoir irrigates dry lands in faraway Vanni in the Northern Province on one side and Rajarata, Wayamba, Central and Eastern Provinces on the other. Most importantly it will open up 5000 hectares of new land for agriculture development in Northern, North Central, Eastern and North Western provinces.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Colombo Port's container volume increases by 9 percent in April 2019
-- [4 hours ago]
CID requests people to come forward with any complaints against arrested OB-GYN doctor
-- [5 hours ago]
Boosa Prison security strengthened as high-profile inmates transferred to the prison
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka state-owned reinsurer extends insurance cover for tourists up to Rs. 100 million
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests two persons with over 126 kg of Kerala cannabis
-- [7 hours ago]
Rs.25 million from the Colombo Municipal Council to renovate St. Anthony's Shrine
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 41 illegal migrants bound for Australia
India's Kerala coast on high alert after reports of an ISIS boat setting off from Sri Lanka
Doctor arrested in Kurunegala over suspicious assets handed over to CID
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission requests UGC to ensure non-discrimination in institutions of higher education

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.