Contribution of Mahaweli Authority in Impelementation of DSWRPP
of rehabilitation programme in 11 high risk dams owned by MASL is being
done through regional offices. Inspection of dams and peripheral structures,
preparation designs, cost estimates and tender documents are being jointly
done by staffs of MASL and International Implementation Support Consultants.
Monitoring of civil and electromechanical works of 11 dams and provision
of basic safety facilities in 14 dams, development of upgraded Mahaweli
plan and Mundeni-Aru plans are being monitored by MASL along with PMU
and other partner agencies.
dams to be renovated under MASL
Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka (MASL)
Ganga Development Progrmme is the largest integrated rural development
multi-purpose programme ever undertaken in Sri Lanka. Most of the reservoirs
and dams in Mahweli areas are overviewed by the MASL.
The overall MASL Vision is “Harnessed Rivers, well-managed basins
moved from agrarian to prosperous society and promoted economic development”
The vision of the transition MASL is“prosperous society and healthy
eco system in the Mahaweli region”
The primary task of MASL has been and remains ”the improvement
of human life in the Mahaweli impacted areas”.
Mahaweli Development Programme
The Mahaweli Ganga Development Progrmme, the largest integrated rural
development multi-purpose programme ever undertaken in Sri lanka, was
based on water resources of Mahaweli and allied six river basins. Main
objectives were to increase agricultural production, Hydro-power generation,
employment opportunities, and ,settlement of landless poor and flood
control. The programme originally planned for the implementation over
a 35-year period was brought to acceleration in 1979,with incorporation
of Mahaweli Authority.
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Web - www.mahaweli.gov.lk