Loading.. Loading...
You are in › Home › Search › Select › Details
« BACK TO SEARCH LIST

Tissa Wewa

Tissamaharama, Tissamaharama, South Coast, Sri Lanka.
Location : Tissamaharama
Be the first of your friends to review this.

WRITE YOUR REVIEW

Overview
The beautiful Tissa Wewa in Tissamaharama is an expansive artificial lake built by King Kavantissa in the 2nd century BC of the ancient southern kingdom of Ruhuna. The shore nearest the town is often busy with crowds of people bathing and flock of aquatic birds including bitterns, herons and egrets skimming across the waters. A beautiful walk leads along the massive bund (embankment) which encloses the lake’s southern shore, shaded by a procession of majestic old trees.
Rainfall in the dry zone of Sri Lanka is limited to 50-75 inches. Under these conditions, rain fed cultivation was difficult, forcing early settlers to develop means to store water in order to maintain a constant supply of water for their cultivations. Small irrigation tanks were constructed at village level, to support the cultivations of that village.
The earliest medium-scale irrigation tank is the Basawakkulama Reservoir built by Pandukabhaya. Nuwara Wewa and Tissa Wewa reservoirs were constructed a century later. These reservoirs were enlarged in subsequent years by various rulers.

0 REVIEWS FROM OUR COMMUNITY
WRITE YOUR REVIEW

Travelers rating

Exceptional

0

Really nice

0

Ordinary

0

Poor

0

Awful

0

See all reviews and rates from travelers »

Ambiance

0

Destination

0

How to write a review

Photos of this attractions see more