The proposed project involves construction of pumping station and related facilities at the present drainage gate of the north bund of Kelani ganga flood protection scheme. Part of the Kelaniya DS divisional area is subjected to frequent flooding. This is caused to various kind of damages and losses of the properties of the people in the area. Flooding is caused by local drainages are blocked when the Kelani River is higher level to prevent the river water coming in. Therefore this local flooding problem could be mitigated only by pumping. By this project it is expected flood mitigation of 33 hec. of highly developed land area and annual saving of about 5 million worth people properties. Total project cost is Rs. 310 million.
Action has been taken to settle the people in the project area.
Allocation for the year 2016 is Rs. 50.00 mn.