Climatic zone Districts Soils Crops Growing season Irrigation Drainage Time estimate for >80% reclamation Area (hectares)
Wet Kaluthara Galle Sand to sandy loam Vegetable, OFC, Fruit Maha and Yala Rainfall, irrigated Good internal Ready for planting 110.4
Sandy clay to clay Paddy Maha and Yala Mainly rainfed Good surface < 1 growing season 158
Interm. Matara Sandy clay to clay Paddy Maha and Yala Mainly rainfed Good surface 1 year depending on rain 112.4
Dry Ampara Batticaloa Trincomalee Sand to sandy loam Vegetable, OFC, Fruit Maha and Yala Rainfall, irrigated Good internal < 1 year 719.2
Sandy clay to clay Paddy Maha Rainfed Good, medium to poor 1 to several years depending on drainage and rainfall 620
Maha Irrigated Good surface < 1 irrigation season 1241.2
Hambantota Mulaitivu Jaffna Sand to sandy loam Vegetable, OFC, Fruit Maha Rainfall, irrigated Good internal 1 - 2 years 147.6
Sandy clay to clay Paddy Maha Rainfed Medium to poor Several years depending on drainage and rainfall 1046.8