Rehabilitation of Central Canal (Meda Ela)
Rehabilitation of Central Canal (Meda Ela) has been designed to improve the city’s major drainage infrastructure and flood control system on the one hand and enhance capacity of the Kandy Municipal Council to manage and deliver services. It is part of a larger intervention for drainage improvement involving (a) the rehabilitation of the connected upper streams (Rajapihilla and Heelpankandura), and (b) the rehabilitation of existing silt traps (Lower Mahamaya, and Lower Red Culvert) and construction of new silt traps (Upper Red Culvert, Upper Hilllwood, Upper Mahamaya) which are screened separately.
Under this particular sub-project the following activity has been prioritized:
• Rehabilitation of Kandy City Drainage Canal Meda Ela
The sub-project will directly benefit the city population totaling 108,000 including in particular the population in 10 GN Divisions where the canal goes through, and an estimated 350,000 commuters. The district’s population of 1.37 Mn would be among the indirect beneficiaries. The beneficiary population is multi-ethnic and multi-religious.