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Tissa Wewa, Tissamaharama
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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 took a very cheap 1h boat tour and saw plenty of birds, bats and buffalos. You take a ride in the middle of lotus flours and get the chance to see the locals swimming and playing and then there is ...  more »
  • We took a boat and went to the bat island. and saw a bird island too. good for photographs and a good guide from the hotel we stayed in. 
  • 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...  more »