Trincomalee Irrigation Tanks

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Trincomalee District situated in the northern part of the Eastern province in Sri Lanka is bounded in the North by Mullaithivu district, in the West by Anuradapura District & Polonaruwa Districts in the south Batticaloa District and in the East Indian Ocean.

The total District land extent is 2,728 sq.km including water bodies. Water bodies cover an extent of 96 sq.km. The topography is mainly an undulating plain land with the long coastal belt of 350 km length which is associated with 10 bays and 15 lagoons.

The District falls within the dry zone segment of Sri Lanka. The mean annual temperature of the district is 32oC. 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 North East Monsoon brings major part of the rainfall with little variation within the district.

  Town & Gravets DS Division : Andankulam
  Kuchchaveli DS Division : Periyakulam, Ethandamurippu Tank, Maduvakulam,
      Neelapanikan Kulam, Periyalumpurikki Tank
  Thampalagamam DS Division : Paravipanchan Tank, Galmittiyawa Tank
  Morawewa DS Division : Ethabendiwewa, Panmathawachchiya Tank,
      Pettawa Tank, Mahakalampathu Tank, Madawachchiya Tank
  Muthur DS Division : Illakkanthai Tank, Ullaikkulam
  Gomarankadawela DS Division : Kivulakada Tank, Pulikandiya Tank
  Kinniya DS Division : Kurankupanchan Tank

Trincomalee

Neelapainkkan Kulam

Kuchchaveli DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 1,200
Capacity in Ac.ft : 3,444
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 10.3
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2011
Source of Fund : Re,FAO
No. of Farmers Benefited : 400
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 1,200
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 720
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Ethandamurippu Tank

Kuchchaveli DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 300
Capacity in Ac.ft : 675
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 3.2
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,RAP,FAO
No. of Farmers Benefited : 70
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 300
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 140
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Kivulakada Tank

Gomarankadawela DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 325
Capacity in Ac.ft : 1,185
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 3.0
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,RAP,ENDRP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 108
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 325
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 130
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Maduwa Tank

Kuchchaveli DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 296
Capacity in Ac.ft : 978
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 2.5
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,RAP,FAO
No. of Farmers Benefited : 95
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 296
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 130
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Pulikandiya Tank

Gomarankadawela DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 225
Capacity in Ac.ft : 820
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 7.5
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,RAP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 90
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 225
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 70
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Mahakalampathu Tank

Morawewa DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 740
Capacity in Ac.ft : 2,920
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 7.0
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,ENDRP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 247
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 740
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 350
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Pettawa Tank

Morawewa DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 230
Capacity in Ac.ft : 696
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 4.0
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,RAP,PSDG
No. of Farmers Benefited : 75
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 230
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 90
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Periya Elumpurikki Tank

Kuchchaveli DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 204
Capacity in Ac.ft : 613
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 2.62
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,RAP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 65
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 204
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 80
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Periya Kulam

Kuchchaveli DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 310
Capacity in Ac.ft : 1,550
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 3.25
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re
No. of Farmers Benefited : 103
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 310
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 150
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Madawachchiya Tank

Morawewa DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 376
Capacity in Ac.ft : 1,115
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 2.6
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,RAP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 122
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 376
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 120
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Andan Kulam

Town & Gravets DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 454
Capacity in Ac.ft : 1,590
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 4.74
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,RAP,ENDRP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 151
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 454
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 275
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Ethabendiwewa Tank

Morawewa DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 213
Capacity in Ac.ft : 950
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 6.0
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,RAP,PSDG
No. of Farmers Benefited : 85
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 213
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 65
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Panmadawachchiya Tank

Morawewa DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 120
Capacity in Ac.ft : 375
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 3.35
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,RAP,FAO
No. of Farmers Benefited : 40
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 120
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 40
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Galmitiyawa Tank

Thampalagamam DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 642
Capacity in Ac.ft : 7,700
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 4.6
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,RAP,ENDRP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 214
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 642
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 380
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Paravipanchan Tank

Thampalagamam DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 300
Capacity in Ac.ft : 4,500
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 5.5
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,ENDRP
No. of Farmers Benefited : 200
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 300
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 120
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Kurankupanchan Tank

Kinniya DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 500
Capacity in Ac.ft : 1,476
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 5.3
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2010
Source of Fund : Re,PEACE
No. of Farmers Benefited : 167
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 500
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 260
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Ilakanthai Tank

Muthur DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 350
Capacity in Ac.ft : 1,060
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 2.2
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,RAP,ENDRP,FAO
No. of Farmers Benefited : 117
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 350
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 160
Present Status : Working

Trincomalee

Ullai Tank

Muthur DS Division

Irrigable Area in Acres : 215
Capacity in Ac.ft : 547
Catchment Area in sq.miles : 1.0
Year of Renovation/Rehabilitation : 2012
Source of Fund : Re,RAP,FAO
No. of Farmers Benefited : 72
Cultivation Area - Maha (Acres) : 215
Cultivation Area - Yala (Acres) : 80
Present Status : Working