Freshwater Prawn Breeding Center - Thillawatawana

 

In 2008, FAO funded the establishment of the Freshwater Prawn Breeding Center at Thillawatawana, Kahandamodara which has the capacity to produce 10 million post larvae per year. It is situated around 240 km away from Colombo in the Hambantota District.This center covers an area of 0.41 ha.

Freshwater Prawn Rearing Facilities in Thillawatawana

  No. of Units Volume (m3)
Hatching tanks
Larval Rearing tanks
Freshwater storage tanks
Sea water storage tanks
Mixing tanks
Mixing tank (overhead storage)
04
12
02
02
02
01

20
60
25
60
60
30

Total 23 255
 
 
Post Larvae (PL) production (Mn)
Year PL
2008 3.83
2009 7.64
2010 11.27
2011 11.27
2012 13.065
2013 17.94
2014 9.08

Assistant Director (Freshwater): Mr. S.H.A. Sirikumara
Address: Freshwater Prawn Breeding Centre, Thillawatawana, Kahandamodara
Contact No. : +94 – 47 - 4924288