Director of Irrigation

 Eng.S.Shanmugananthan   


Director of Irrigation
Department of Irrigation


Kachcheri Lane, Kandy Road, Kilinochchi.

    
TP: 021 228 5440
Mobile: 0773868575
Fax: 021228 5440
Email:  npirri@sltnet.lk

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Department of Irrigation

Mission

Providing sustainable irrigation, flood control, drainage and salt water exclusion facilities by managing the schemes in Provincial River basins.
 

Objectives & Functions

 

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Objectives

Functions

1

Optimizing effective exploitation of surface water resources for sustainable livelihood.

Ensuring timely assistance of irrigation department staff in providing sustainable irrigation, drainage, Flood control and salt water exclusion facilities.

Crop diversification to high income yielding intensive agriculture.

Adoption of new appropriate water saving technology

2

Developing and Managing Groundwater Potential for sustainable livelihood.

Increasing the rate of Groundwater recharge.

Regulating agriculture groundwater consumption

Protecting groundwater resource from being exhausted or being polluted by sea water intrusion

3

Regaining the service standards of underperforming Irrigation, Drainage, Flood Control and Salt Water Exclusion Schemes.

Improving mobility to facilitate recovery of underperforming schemes to their original designed performance level.

Improving the conditions of the existing Irrigation, Drainage, Flood Control and Salt Water Exclusion Schemes to original designed performance level.

Promoting Conducive Working Environment to facilitate recovery of underperforming schemes to their original designed performance level.

4

Developing lands and water resources to boost the economy of the region.

Facilitating easy accessibility to Irrigation, Drainage, Flood Control and Salt Water Exclusion Schemes.

Developing water resources to be shared between agriculture sector and other competitive sectors.

Reclaiming inundated low lying lands to be shared between agriculture sector and other competitive sectors.

Protecting low lying lands from floods to be shared between agriculture sector and other competitive sectors.

Reclaiming salt water intruded low lying lands to be shared between agriculture sector and other competitive sectors.

Building implementing Capacity of Irrigation Department

5

Empowering the farming community for sustainable management of irrigation schemes.

Vesting powers and responsibilities to beneficiaries (FO) for participatory management in Irrigation Schemes

Monitoring & Guiding FO's activities.

Imparting the necessary knowledge and skills to uplift Farmer Organization to fill the existing gaps.

Imposing levy for the water used for agriculture.

6

Promoting good governance

Motivating officials by providing incentives.

Ensuring accountability, uniformity and efficiency 

Ensuring quality and standards in civil works