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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 got from our hotel offered with a sail boat on this Lake, and this was above our expectations! We have seen and crocodiles really thousands of bats. A must!
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  • The highlight for us in Tissa. Lots of birdlife. Plan to visit at sunset and take a leisurely walk along the lake.  more »
  • We had intended just walking around Tissa Wewa in the early evening but decided at the last minute to take a boat ride instead. We had a young Sri Lankan lad drive the boat, he also pointed out birds ...  more »