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  1. Development of ground water and Iranmadu Tanks exploration in the Jaffna Peninsula by S. Arumugam (Institution of Engineers, Ceylon 1970
  2. Summary of Ground water in Jaffna peninsula with a plan for investigate feasibility of groundwater development by US Geological survey in cooperation with USAID – 1977
  3. ADB Report – Jaffna Killinochi Water Supply and Sanitation Project – Final Feasibility Ground water model, Iranamadu Hydrology – Volume 4A-1 Jan 2006 & Volume 4B- 1 Mar 2006 under ADB loan 2043/2044
  4. Strategies for developing water resources and supplying potable water to Jaffna Peninsula by Dr R K Guganesharajah November 2015
  5. ADB Water Resources Study for Jaffna – Killinochi WS Project – Grontmij May 2014
  6. The First Rathinam Memorial Lecture: Water for Jaffna By Dr. K. Vigneswaran written by Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – 30 July 2017 Colombo telegraph
  7. Summarising Impacts and recommendation on Lagoon schemes in Jaffna Peninsula by Professor R. Sivachandran – 06 Aug 2015 Tamil Diplomat
  8. Challenges in Utilizing water resources in lower reaches of Kanagarajan Aru, Northern Srilanka for efficient and equitable allocation by S Sivakumar, N. Suthaharan and H Ratnaweera July 2018
  9. Report on Water resources development Jaffna peninsula by Mr. K Shanmugarajah 1993
  10. Cultivating Productive Water from Saltwater Lagoons in Northern Srilanka – What the water balance of Elephant Pass Lagoon Demonstrates by Kuganesan & S.S. Sivakumar Feb 2016
  11. IWMI report on Hydro geochemical Characterization of Jaffna’s Aquifer Systems in Sri Lanka by Dr. Thushyanthy Mikunthan, Dr. Meththika Vithanage, Dr. S. Pathmarajah, Ms. Sutharsiny Arasalingam, Mr. Ranjith Ariyaratne and Dr. H. Manthrithilake
  12. Coupled Flow and Salinity Transport Modelling and Assessment of Groundwater Availability in the Jaffna Peninsula, Sri Lanka by F. Punthakey, & Nimal P.D. Gamage, 2006
  13. Thondamanaru lagoon scheme : A perspective by prof. D.Joshua
  14. Water Resource development within Northern province for supply of Irrigation and drinking water requirements – Mahaweli Consultancy Bureau Feb 2017
  15. River for Jaffna – Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Dutch proposal) – CDR Sep 2018
  16. An approach for quick estimation of maximum height of capillary rise by Qiang Liu, Noriyuki Yasufuku, Jiali Miao and Jiaguo Ren – Japanese Geotechnical Society – Soils and foundations 18/12/2004
  17. Development of an Integrated water resource planning model by Dr Maheshwaran
  • Technical Note 1 – Data Analysis and Remote sensing
  • Technical Note 2- Surface water models
  • Technical Note 3 – Irrigation demand model
  • Technical Note 4 – Ground water conceptual Model ( development stage)
  • Technical Note5 – Integrated water balance model

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