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Bandagiriya Wewa

Bandagiriya Wewa
Bandagiriya Wewa (Sinhala: බඳගිරිය වැව) is a reservoir situated in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka. 

The ancient Bandagiriya Viharaya which is located near the tank is believed to be the Badagaldora Viharaya built by Kavantissa [(205-161 B.C.) Arumugam, 1969; Nicholas, 1963].

The restoration works of the present tank were commenced in 1956-57 (Arumugam, 1969).

The reservoir
The reservoir has been constructed by damming the Malala Oya (Arumugam, 1969). The bund of the reservoir is about 1.25 miles long and the water is extending in an area of about 105 acres at its full supply level (Arumugam, 1969). It has two spills and one sluice (Arumugam, 1969). 


1) Arumugam, S., 1969. Water resources of Ceylon: its utilisation and development. Water Resources Board. p.121.
2) Nicholas, C. W., 1963. Historical topography of ancient and medieval Ceylon. Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, New Series (Vol VI). Special Number: Colombo. Royal Asiatic Society (Ceylon Branch). p.67.

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This page was last updated on 4 June 2022
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