Allal project to benefit 10,000 families
The Re-Awakening project has expedited rehabilitation work on the
Allal project with Rs. 200 million assistance from the World Bank in the
Trincomalee district, Project Director P.H. Sugathadasa told the Sunday
The Allal irrigation tank, about 35 kilometres from the south of
Trincomalee Town provides irrigation facilities to over 7,000 hectares
of fertile lands in Mutur, Seruvila and the Echchillampaththu Divisional
The canals are filled with mud and effluents due to non
rehabilitation for a long period and over 1,000 acres of cultivatable
lands have been neglected as a result.The spill causeway of this tank
has also been damaged due to lack of proper maintenance during the past
few decades. With the completion of this project farmers will be able to
cultivate the neglected paddy lands.
Under this project 26.73 kilometres of main canals and 66 kilometres
of distribution canals will be rehabilitated. The 3.3 kilometre long
bund and 300 metre long spill causeway will also be upgraded to increase
the capacity of the tank.
The damaged wooden gates of Mawil Aru will be replaced with new
radial gates. The Kallar canal and Verugal Aru bridge will also be
rehabilitated. Rehabilitation work on this project will be completed by
With the completion of this project more arid lands in the area will
be irrigated and over 10,000 families who had been re-settled in these
areas with the restoration of peace in the East will benefit.