Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management
|Headquarters||11 Jawatte road, Colombo 5|
|Deputy Minister responsible|
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:
- 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
|Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management|
|Nominator||The Prime Minister|
|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|
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- "About Us". Irrigationmin.gov.lk. Ministry of Irrigation & Water Resources Management. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
- "Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management". Cabinetoffice.gov.lk. Office of the Cabinet of Ministers, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
- "Homepage". Irrigationmin.gov.lk. Ministry of Irrigation & Water Resources Management. Retrieved 3 September 2017.