Through the Aquaculture Development Project, Pledge to Restore community empowerment to create employment opportunities for local communities and foster sustainable Livelihood in Ampara District in Sri Lanka. The rationale for implementing the project is to utilize the vast potential for developing inland aquatic resources to ensure food security and uplift the socioeconomic status of the rural populations in the area to reduce poverty. Ampara District in Sri Lanka is the most backward area. It is a war-torn area with people living below the poverty line.
The above project is ongoing in a natural tank with 20 – 25 acres of capacity for fish farming. This project will boost domestic freshwater fish production. The tank contains fish surrounded by natural forests and hills. Therefore, the food for the fish is found naturally in the Lake. The water in the tank holds a temperature of about 32°C annually, and rainfall is across three months at the tail end of the year. The water discharge system in the tank is available during monsoons and summers. The tank water is maintained not less than 8ft during summer.