Depositing of auspicious items for the Moragahakanda Dam today
Monday, 25 July 2016 - 8:30
All arrangements are in place for President Maithripala Sirisena to deposit the treasure items in the main dam of the Moragahakanda - Kalu Ganga reservoir project today at 9.30 am.
Moragahakanda - Kalu Ganga Irrigation project, the biggest multi-functional irrigation project, currently undergoing constructions, was inaugurated in January 2007, when President Sirisena was the Irrigation and Mahaweli Development Minister.
The combined project involves the construction of the Moragahakanda Dam and Reservoir, along with the separate Kalu Ganga Dam and Reservoir, for irrigation and power generation purposes.
The projects have been identified as important projects that help in providing water for agricultural needs, providing electricity and improving the livelihood of the residents in the area.
When completed the project will provide irrigation facilities to 81 thousand 422 hectares in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, provide potable and industrial water supply to Anuradhapura and Trincomalee towns and generate electricity by hydropower while opening up 5000 hectares of new land for agriculture development in Northern, North Central, Eastern and North Western provinces.