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Tissa Wewa, Tissamaharama

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
The lake, an artificial reservoir, is thought to have been constructed in the 3rd Century BC, either by Mahanaga of Ruhuna or his successor Yatala Tissa of Ruhuna, in order to irrigate paddy lands and supply water to the flourishing city of Tissamaharama.The lake was restored in 1871 . The embankment (or bund) on the southern shore supports the Tissa-Kataragama road (B464), which is lined by old Indian rain trees planted by the British to provide shade.
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  • We went on a lake tour during the dawn where the sun was not too buring..that would be the ideal time if not for early morning...but not too sure if the boats are available for early morning tours.. y...  read more »
  • You should go on lake tour during the evening hours where there is not much of sun.. You get to see alot of birds and bats. 
  • We went out on an evening boat trip arranged by our hotel and it was well worthwhile. The lake was so tranquil covered in lotus leaves and flowers, loads of birds and no tourists!! We saw lots of huge...  read more »
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