Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management

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Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management
වාරිමාර්ග හා ජලසම්පත් කළමනාකරණ අමාත්‍යාංශය
நீர்ப்பாசன மற்றும் நீர்வள முகாமைத்துவ அமைச்சு
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Agency overview
JurisdictionSri Lanka
Headquarters11 Jawatte road, Colombo 5
6°53′59″N 79°52′01″E / 6.899749°N 79.866807°E / 6.899749; 79.866807
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Agency executives
  • Jayantha Wijeratne, Ministry Secretary
  • J.M. Kapila Jayasekera, Secretary to the State Minister
Child agencies
Websitewww.irrigationmin.gov.lk
Footnotes
[1][2]

The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management (Sinhala: වාරිමාර්ග හා ජලසම්පත් කළමනාකරණ අමාත්‍යාංශය Vārimarga hā Jalasampath Kalamanākāra Amathyanshaya) (Tamil: நீர்ப்பாசன மற்றும் நீர்வள முகாமைத்துவ அமைச்சு) is the cabinet ministry of the Government of Sri Lanka responsible for[3]:

  • The development of the nation's water resources and irrigation infrastructure
  • The management of river basins, groundwater sources and irrigation systems a by operation and/or maintenance
  • Conservation and protection of sources of water (groundwater included), including monitoring pollution levels and ensuring water quality, as well as preventing salt water intrusions into fresh water sources
  • Allocation of water resource use at a national level (not to be confused with the more in-depth functions of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board)
  • Maintaining national drainage networks and flood protection systems
  • Engineering consultancy services
  • Oversight and promotion of rainwater harvesting.

To this end, the ministry drafts policies and legislation, as well as provides guidelines, advice and consultancy.

List of ministers[edit]

Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management
Incumbent
Gamini Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa

since 22 March 2015
NominatorThe Prime Minister
AppointerThe President
Parties

  Sri Lanka Freedom Party   United National Party

Name Portrait Party Tenure President Ministerial title
Nimal Siripala de Silva Sri Lanka Freedom Party 23 April 2010 - 09 January 2015 Mahinda Rajapaksa Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management
Duminda Dissanayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party 12 January 2015 - 22 March 2015 Maithripala Sirisena Ministry of Irrigation
Gamini Vijith Vijithamuni Soysa Sri Lanka Freedom Party 22 March 2015 - Present Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Irrigationmin.gov.lk. Ministry of Irrigation & Water Resources Management. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management". Cabinetoffice.gov.lk. Office of the Cabinet of Ministers, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Homepage". Irrigationmin.gov.lk. Ministry of Irrigation & Water Resources Management. Retrieved 3 September 2017.

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