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The Water Supply & Drainage sector was handed over the provincial council under 13th amendment in concurrent list. The ministry is handling this sector as a section and with the support of  the  National water Supply and Drainage board, Department of National community Water Supply, Divisional Secretariats and Local Authorities. Here the Ministry is mainly focusing on supplying of drinking water as it is a basic need for human being. The fund allocation for water supply is given by Criteria Based Grants (CBG)

Vision       :   Pure Drinking water for all in Southern Province


Mission    :   Supply of safe drinking water to all rural and urban areas of southern province where people suffer from lack of safe drinking water by implementing water projects and extending pipe line of main water sources


*      provide the allocation  for water supply which are not covered by NWS&DB .

*      According to the public request we allocate the funds for water projects, extending pipe line of major water supply schemes, tube wells, and community based water projects

*      Publicity and community awareness programs on effective use of water,  water pollution & e-waste disposal

*      Collecting e-waste and  dispose  them in proper manner

*      Development of  watershed areas


*      conducting  projects for Waste water management


To be the premier in southern province by providing facilities required for food supply and distribution process in accordance national standards




To establish an efficient and methodical food supply and distribution process according to the standards for all livelihoods in southern province through technological transfer, adequate training and infrastructure facilities 

Over view

Food is the fundamental requirement for the survival of all animals as well as human beings. So far, society has been established a distinct food culture consists of diverse food behaviors based on nutritional value, taste and other food related factors without restrict to purpose of survival.

In the contemporary society nature of the food culture has been influenced by vast number of sociological and cultural aspects which may cause lots of unforeseen and threats on human life.

Foods included by various chemicals, chemicals used in various cultivation purposes (fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, etc.) can be elaborated as devastating examples for building threats in the environment. These chemical compounds create lots of hazards to human beings. This is the reason for the prevalence of numerous non - communicable diseases all over the world. So, time come over to find out the solutions to wipeout these threats.

In addition to this circumstance, there are lots of shortcomings are arose in food distribution process in relevance to the prices of foods based on terrestrial variety. Thus, surplus productions of certain foods in some regions show highest prices in another region.

Regards to the food supply process most of Sri Lankans are used to consume foods with highly nutritious and qualitative. So, it is vital to concern on reunion and promotion of these nutritional foods for our dietary pattern.


Ministry of Agriculture, southern province is going to make necessary arrangements to supply quantitative and qualitative foods for southern livelihoods within the five consecutive years concern on above described fundamentals as the proprietor of the food supply and distribution section.





Department of Agriculture 

Southern provincial Agriculture Department was establish to implement the rules and regulations mentioned the 9th subject in the first list of the Ninth Schedule of 13th Amendment to the constitution. The resources and funds allocated to the Government and the Provencal Council for Agriculture sector are managed efficiently to ensure food security in Southern Province. This outcome will be reached through strategic planing, Coordination, monitoring, capacity building in while introducing new technologies and motivating farmers and enterprise.  

Department of Irrigation

Southern Province Irrigation Department is the principal Governmental organization in provincial service for the regulation and control of inland water within the province. Having realized the great potential of the water resources development activities in the province.

There are 3 types of irrigation systems in Southern Province and great irrigation networks are maintained by the central government, minor irrigation networks are maintained by provincial irrigation department. 

provincial Department of Irrigation was established as a separate organization under the provincial Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, Agrarian Development, Animal Production & Development and Environmental Activities to provide maximum benefits to the public in well structured and coordinated manner. The department maintains the provincial irrigation networks efficiently and efficiently with the powers gained from the powers gained from the devolution of power. 

Under the department services are provided by a provincial director and 3 districts engineers. 

The main activity of the department is planning and implementing the irrigation projects except inter provincial irrigation projects for improving the capacity of agriculture and related rehabilitating, conserving and maintaining forest reserves, catchment areas,water,fountains are other activities of the department. Irrigation department provided a great support to achieve the vision and mission of Ministry by improving the optimum department of a agriculture sector. 


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