Travel Promotes Inclusivity and Awareness.
Traveling for persons with disabilities fosters inclusivity by challenging societal perceptions and raising awareness about disability-related issues. As they explore new destinations, they become ambassadors of accessibility, advocating for improved infrastructure, and promoting a greater understanding of diverse needs.
Manique Gunaratne gave the opportunity to a group of persons with disabilities to visit the Kantale Tank in Trincomalee district in November 2022.The Kantale Dam is a large embankment dam built in Kantale, Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka, used for irrigation. It is 14,000 ft (4,267 m) long, and over 50 ft (15 m) high. The dam impounds the Per Aru, a small river discharging into the Koddiyar Bay, at Trincomalee Harbour. The tank was built by King Aggabodhi II (604-614 AD) and further developed by King Parakramabahu the Great. It was also known as Gangathala Vapi at the time. The reservoir has a catchment area of 216 km2 (83 sq mi) and a capacity of 135 million cubic meters .
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