Mahaweli Development Programme envisages for development of 365,000 ha. of land for agriculture in 13 Systems identified in Mahaweli Master Plan in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka. It was planned for the construction of a series of reservoirs with hydro electricity plants and to develop a large extent of land with irrigation facilities, for establishment of new settlements and agriculture development.
Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka was established in 1979 in Parliament Act with a mandate to implement the Mahaweli Development Programme. Presently, its task is to plan and develop balance area proposed by Master Plan and Gazetted areas and maintenance & rehabilitation of irrigation net work, land administration, increase agricultural production and post settlement activities. Further, MASL is responsible for managing irrigation water for 180,962 ha. of Irrigable land in the dry zone. At present, MASL is responsible for managing irrigation water for 175,000 ha. of Irrigable land In the dry zone.
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|Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka,
500, T.B.Jayah Mawatha,