Muthuiyankaddu Kulam

Muthuiyankaddu Kulam
Muthuiyankaddu Kulam (Sinhala: මුතුඉයන්කඩ්ඩු වැව; Tamil: முத்துஐயன்கட்டு குளம்) is a reservoir situated in Oddusuddan in Mullaitivu District, Sri Lanka.

The tank was earlier known as Muthu Rayankaddu Kulam and has been referred to as "Man Malai" by Henry Parker in Sessional Paper XLVIII of 1886 (Arumugam, 1969). Restoration works of the tank were commenced in 1959 (Arumugam, 1969).

The reservoir
The reservoir has been built by damming the waters of Per Aru river (Arumugam, 1969). The bund is about 5,850 ft. long and the water extends in an area of about 3,100 acres at its full supply level (Arumugam, 1969). Storage capacity is 41,000 ac. ft. (Arumugam, 1969). The anicut is 18 ft. thick, 15 ft. high and over 200 ft. in length (Arumugam, 1969). The reservoir has one spill and two sluices (Arumugam, 1969). 

1) Arumugam, S., 1969. Water resources of Ceylon: its utilisation and development. Water Resources Board. p.279.

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This page was last updated on 16 July 2022

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