Water Resources Archive

30 Mar 2009


The 26 December 2004 earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia generated one of the deadliest Tsunami waves in history. It demolished the coastal areas of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand, since they are located
19 Mar 2009

Optimization of wastewater treatment through Bio-Geo filter for hotels surrounding Bolgoda Lake

Wetland systems are playing a key role of keeping rich bio-diversity in favors of mainly aquatic lives of in and around inland waters. Bolgoda wetland is an important wetland system in Sri Lanka, which keeps number of
16 Mar 2009

River sand mining and management; Case study in Nilwala river basin – Sri Lanka

Sand is one of the key materials used in the construction industry in Sri Lanka. After the tsunami disaster the demand for sand increased significantly. The demand for sand for building construction within the country is approximately
30 Jan 2009

Trends in water quality parameters for river Maha Oya

Maha Oya, is one of the main rivers in Sri Lanka, much used for drinking water extraction. It flows through five important districts of Sri Lanka offering water through fourteen water supply intakes. Only three of the
21 Jan 2008

Development of broiler offal silage with molasses

Objective of the present study was to determine the feasibility of ensiling broiler offal (BO) with molasses. Forty two-days old broiler chicks were slaughtered and processed manually. Offal without feathers were cut into small pieces and ensiled
10 Sep 2006

Aquatic Weeds in Sri Lanka

Darshani Samarakkody Sri Lanka is an agricultural country with a population of 19 million people. Farmers and farming communities rely on a multitude of reservoirs for water as the country knows prolonged dry periods. There are some