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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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  • Interesting and Nice, used to be the nation's capital to meet the water needs of a pond.
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  • GOing there by boat, comming to an island, we saw crocodyles. All of us were like, haha it is not real, but then we came closer and there was real crocodyle, also many bats, birds, lotos flowers. Take...  more »
  • Nice peaceful place to take a walk, anytime of day. Look oit for the hundreds of flying foxes roosting in the water bound trees on the west side of the lake promenade.