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Batticaloa District situated in the central part of the Eastern province in Sri Lanka is bounded in the North by Verugal Aru & Trincomalee district, in the West by Polonaruwa District in the south by Ampara District and in the East by Indian Ocean.

The total District land extent is 2,631 sq.km including water bodies. Water bodies cover an extent of 229 sq.km. The topography is mainly an undulating plain land with the long coastal belt of more than 100 km length which is associated with many bays and lagoons.

The mean annual temperature of the district is 28oC ranging from 25oC to 35oC. 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 864 mm to 3,081mm (50 years data). The North East Monsoon brings major part of the rainfall with little variation within the district.

  Koralaipattu North DS Division : Anaisuddakaddu Kulam, Mathurankerny Kulam,
      Kirimichaiodai Kulam
  Koralaipattu South DS Division : Tharavai Kulam, Meiyankal Kulam
  Manmunai West DS Division : Adachakal Kulam, Sevakapattu Kulam, Mahiladithivu Kulam
  Manmunai South West DS Division : Pulugunawa Scheme, Kadukkamunai Scheme
  Porathivupattu DS Division : Periya Porativu, Palugamam
  Manmunai South Eruvilpattu DS Division : Mahiloor, Lift Irrigation - Kaluthavalai

Batticaloa

Mathurankerny Kulam

Koralaipattu North DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 402
Capacity in Ac.ft : 2,150
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 9.3
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : UNDP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 120
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 402
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 275
Present Status : Working

Batticaloa

KirimichchaiOdai Kulam

Koralaipattu North DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 264
Capacity in Ac.ft : 1,855
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 5.85
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2010
Source of Fund : PSDG
No. of Farmers Benefited : 90
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 264
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 264
Present Status : Working

Batticaloa

Anaisuddakaddu Kulam

Koralaipattu North DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 310
Capacity in Ac.ft : 1,465
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 4.3
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : RAP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 150
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : ---
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : ---
Present Status : Breached

Batticaloa

Tharavai Kulam

Koralaipattu South DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 240
Capacity in Ac.ft : 580
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 3.35
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : UNDP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 175
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 200
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 111
Present Status : Working

Batticaloa

Meiyankal Kulam

Koralaipattu South DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 1,407
Capacity in Ac.ft : 9,328
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 27.5
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2011
Source of Fund : RAP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 900
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : ---
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : ---
Present Status : Breached

Batticaloa

Adachakal Kulam

Manmunai West DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 905
Capacity in Ac.ft : 1,224
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 3.25
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re
No. of Farmers Benefited : 800
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 905
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 475
Present Status : Working

Batticaloa

Sevakapattu Kulam

Manmunai West DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 300
Capacity in Ac.ft : 525
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 0.5
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re
No. of Farmers Benefited : 100
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 150
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 30
Present Status : Working

Batticaloa

Pulugunawa Scheme

Manmunai South West DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 5,023
Capacity in Ac.ft : 8,073
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 10.1
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2010
Source of Fund : PEACE
No. of Farmers Benefited : 1,600
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 5,023
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 2,380
Present Status : Working

Batticaloa

Kadukkamunai Scheme

Manmunai South West DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 2,760
Capacity in Ac.ft : 6,483
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 2.44
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2006
Source of Fund : NECORD
No. of Farmers Benefited : 1,200
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 2,163
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 1,570
Present Status : Working

Batticaloa

Mahiladithivu Scheme

Manmunai West DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 200
Capacity in Ac.ft : 340
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 0.45
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re
No. of Farmers Benefited : 45
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 125
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 15
Present Status : Working

Batticaloa

Periya Kulam - Periya Porativu

Porativupattu DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 340
Capacity in Ac.ft : 580
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 0.50
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : ENDRP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 170
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 340
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : ---
Present Status : Working

Batticaloa

Periya Kulam - Palugamam

Porativupattu DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 300
Capacity in Ac.ft : 510
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 0.50
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : ENDRP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 150
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 300
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : ---
Present Status : Working

Batticaloa

Periya Kulam - Mahiloor

Manmunai South Eruvilpattu DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 350
Capacity in Ac.ft : 600
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 0.45
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2009
Source of Fund : NECCDEP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 175
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 350
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : ---
Present Status : Working

Batticaloa

Kaluthavalai Periyakulam

Manmunai South Eruvilpattu DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 200
Capacity in Ac.ft : ---
Catchment Area in sq.miles : ---
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re
No. of Farmers Benefited : 75
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 200
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : ---
Present Status : Working