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President to commission Kalu Ganga Reservoir project today

Sri Lanka will mark the completion of the Kalu Ganga Reservoir project with President Maithripala Sirisena opening the sluice gates of the reservoir today (07).

The Kalu Ganga Reservoir Project comes under the mega Moragahakanda – Kalu Ganga Multi-Purpose Development Project, considered to be the irrigation marvel of the 21st century.

The President will also hand over newly constructed line institutions in Ambana new town to the residents.

The water capacity of the Kalu Ganga Reservoir is 248 million cubic metres and the length and the height of the main dam is 618 meters and 68 meters respectively.

The project will meet the water demands of 3,000 families who have been resettled at the lower valley of Kalu Ganga. It will supply water to nurture 2,000 acres of irrigation land and the excess water will be released to the Moragahakanda reservoir. A nine-meter long canal has been constructed for this purpose.

The project will be instrumental in developing agricultural activities by increasing the water supply to old Amban Ganga, Yodha Ela via Minneriya, Giritale, Kawudulla and Kantale. In addition, this will also enable 40,000 families to cultivate in both Yala and Maha seasons.

The Moragahakanda – Kalu Ganga Multi-Purpose Development Project, a brainchild of President Sirisena, was completed as the final project of the Mahaweli Development Programme. The President will also hand over several line institutions including a new hospital, Samurdhi Bank, Govi Jana Service Center and bus stand under Moragahakanda – Kalu Ganga Multi-Purpose Development Project.


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