Ampara Irrigation Tanks

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Ampara District situated in the Southern part of the Eastern province in Sri Lanka is bounded in the North by Batticaloa district, in the West by Matale, Moneragala & Badulla Districts in the south Hambantota District and in the west Indian Ocean.

The total District land extent is 4,415 sq.km of which provincial area occupies an extent of 1,681 sq.km. Water bodies cover an extent of 96 sq.km. The topography is mainly an undulating flat lands.

The mean annual temperature of the district is 28oC. The rain fall is not equally distributed throughout the year and has a bimodal pattern having heavy intensity in the months of October to March (Maha Season) with less shower rains in April to September (Yala season) The annual average rainfall varies from 900 mm to 1150 mm. The North East Monsoon brings major part of the rainfall with little variation within the district.

  Navithanveli DS Division : Chadayanthalawa Tank
  MahaOya DS Division : Borapolla Tank
  Pathithalawa DS Division : Thalapitiya Oya Anicut
  Thirukkovil DS Division : Kanchikudichcharu Tank, Rufus Kulam, Vammiyadi Kulam
  Pottuvil DS Division : Naulla Tank, Semmani Kulam
  Alayadivembu DS Division : Segamam Tank, Thonical Anicut

Ampara

Kanchikudicharu Scheme

Thirukkovil DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 1,700
Capacity in Ac.ft : 5,100
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 11.5
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2013
Source of Fund : ENDRP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 600
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 1,700
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 1,010
Present Status : Working

Ampara

Naulla Tank

Pottuvil DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 210
Capacity in Ac.ft : 922
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 1.8
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : ---
Source of Fund : ---
No. of Farmers Benefited : 180
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 230
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 200
Present Status : Working

Ampara

Thonikkal Scheme

Alayadivembu DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 2,100
Capacity in Ac.ft : ---
Catchment Area in sq.miles : ---
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : ---
Source of Fund : ---
No. of Farmers Benefited : 700
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 2,100
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 2,100
Present Status : Working

Ampara

Rufus Kulam

Thirukkovil DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 1,192
Capacity in Ac.ft : 3,330
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 3.8
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : OXFAM
No. of Farmers Benefited : 600
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 1,192
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 600
Present Status : Working

Ampara

Sagamam Scheme

Alayadivembu DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 3,370
Capacity in Ac.ft : 4,430
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 5.0
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2013
Source of Fund : ENDRP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 900
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 3,370
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 2,778
Present Status : Working

Ampara

Semmani Kulam

Pottuvil DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 200
Capacity in Ac.ft : 345
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 15.0
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2013
Source of Fund : ENDRP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 200
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : ---
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : ---
Present Status : Breached

Ampara

Vammiyadi Kulam

Thirukovil DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : Domestic
Capacity in Ac.ft : 1,127
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 5.4
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : ---
Source of Fund : ---
No. of Farmers Benefited : ---
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : ---
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : ---
Present Status : Working

Ampara

Chadayanthalawa Scheme

Navithanveli DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 2,776
Capacity in Ac.ft : 3,202
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 10.6
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : OXFAM
No. of Farmers Benefited : 900
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 2,776
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 2,776
Present Status : Working

Ampara

Borapola Tank

Mahaoya DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 700
Capacity in Ac.ft : 3,427.6
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 6.38
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2010
Source of Fund : PEACE
No. of Farmers Benefited : 220
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 700
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 50
Present Status : Working

Ampara

Thalapitty Oya Anicut

Padiyathalawa DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 210
Capacity in Ac.ft : ---
Catchment Area in sq.miles : ---
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : ---
Source of Fund : ---
No. of Farmers Benefited : 66
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 210
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 33
Present Status : Working