Mahaveli

Mahaveli

 

a river in Sri Lanka. It is approximately 330 km long and drains an area of more than 10,000 sq km. The Mahaveli originates in mountains in the central part of the island; two of its branches flow into the Bay of Bengal. The river is fed by rain and is full throughout the year; it is navigable in its lower course. The Mahaveli is used for floating timber.

References in periodicals archive ?
Government failed to provide water facilities as provided in the other provinces and failed even to consider diverting to the North even Mahaveli Ganga or the Moragahakanda reservoir up to the Jaffna Peninsula, to provide drinking water, as well as water to irrigate paddy lands in the North.
Culex gelidus was also detected in Mahaveli irrigation project area during a study conducted on ecosystem changes before and after the project came to existence and mosquito breeding pattern in 1988-89 (39).
The game flowed on as smoothly as the quiet Mahaveli below.
Killinochchi still awaits the promised Mahaveli waters.
Sweden, April 30 -- Pallekelle rugby grounds, just above the Mahaveli River, looked a lovely green in its gloriously wooded setting.
That was the liberalization of the economy and the initiation of giant projects like the Mahaveli development project in 1977 under President J R Jayewardene, and in 2009/10, soon after the defeat of the LTTE during the Presidency of Mahinda Rajapakse.
Senevirathne Secretary, Ministry of Mahaveli Development & Environment, Mr.
If saving 300,000 Tamil lives means anything it is best to dump 'political solutions' into the Walawe and watch how the Mahaveli, Kelani, Kalu gangas flow peacefully today
Divert the Mahaveli waters to the North - which was accepted by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and
7 Million mega project, second only to the Victoria Dam and Hydro Power Project, also implemented by the Mahaveli Authority of Sri Lanka, comes under the overall purview of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management while the Irrigation Department of the Ministry is also partly involved with the project.
Rajasingham, President of the Jaffna Sivil Samukam participated and urged that Mahaveli be diverted to the North and its waters may be allowed to flow into the Iranaimadu Tank in Kilinochchi, as well as in the Kaddukkarai Kulam, (Giants Tank) in Murunkan.
President Jayewardene could be remembered for his successful legacies like the liberalization of the economy after years of economic stagnation and the gigantic Mahaveli river diversion scheme that helped to open vast tracks of agricultural land for increased productivity and the introduction of hydroelectric schemes that increased the generation of much needed electricity in the country.