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.