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Tissa Wewa, Tissamaharama

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Water Body Nature / Park
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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  • 2h on the boat brings you around the lake. Swimming buffaloes, fish Eagle, Kingfisher, herons, moorhennen, thousands of bats, ........ better then any sundowner  more »
  • Tissa Wewa is a large beautiful Lake. We were staying in a hotel which was at the Bank of Lake. Clean water and many birds on the middle Island makes you feel fresh. Boating is available on the Lake a...  more »
  • the lake is picturesque has crocs and buffalos and other wildlife in it. Check out the locals swimming even though there are crocodiles. There is nothing else to do in Tissa other than go to the lake ...  more »