Puranawella Fishery Harbour is one of the Major harbours
in Southern Province. It is also located in historical
place of Sri Lanka called “Devinuwara Upulwan
Dewalaya”. Earlier this place was used as an anchorage,
by the fishermen who live at Puranawella and adjoining
areas. To provide Shore Facilities for the fishermen,
start construction work was done by the C.D.E. (Pvt.)
Company in 1983.
Approximately 50% of the basin area cannot be utilized
due to the presence of a coral layer of coral and hard
rock at a depth varying from 1 m to 2 m from MSL.
It is planned to construct a Fish Auction Building,
as soon as possible under ADB funds.
(a) Address :- Devinuwara
(b) Fax / Telephone Number :- 041 - 2227694
(c) Economic Zone :- Southern
(d) Province :- Southern
(e) District :- Matara
(f) Divisional Secretariat :- Devinuwara
(g) Distance From Colombo :- 165 km.
(B) General Information
(a) Entering Position :- A - 80844.5 N
(According to Beacon Lamps) 178767.3 E
(A - Star Board, B - Port) B - 80958.3 N
(b) Master Plan :- Attached herewith
(c) Year of Commission :- 1980
(d) Land Area :- 1.75 Ha.
(e) Basin Area :- 11.00 Ha.
(f) Quay Wall Length :- 165 m
(g) Jetty Length :-
(h) Main Break Water Length :- 400 m
(i) Sub Break Water Length :-
(j) Groyne 01 :- 262 m
(k) Groyne 02 :-
(l) Dredging Depth :- 2.5 – 3.0 m
(m) Berthing Capacity :- 400 nos.
(3.5 – 5 Tons Vessels)
(A) Shore Facilities
(a) Refrigeration facilities such as
(i) Supply of Ice.
(ii) Storage of Ice
(b) Net Mending Hall - 116 m2
(c) Supply of Fuel.
(d) Auction Hall
(B) General Facilities
(a) Circuit Bungalow
(b) Quarters for Officers.
(c) Office Building.
(e) Water Storage - 250000 L.
(g) Bathing facility.
(i) Radio Room.
(C) Refrigeration Facility
The Fuel filling facility consists of the followings
(a) Fuel Storage - 25000 L.
(b) Refrigeration facilities such as
(i) Supply of Ice - Block Ice - 35 Tons/day
(ii) Storage of Ice - 20 Tons.