Monday, 26 April 2021

Chandrika Wewa

Chandrika Wewa
Chandrika Wewa is a reservoir situated near Embilipitiya town in Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka. Presently, the reservoir has become a stopover for tourists passing through the area. Tourists gather here to bathe and enjoy the beautiful view of the reservoir.

The tank was filled with water for the first time in 1963 (Arumugam, 1969).

The reservoir
The reservoir has been constructed by damming the Hulanda Oya, a tributary of Walawe Ganga (Arumugam, 1969). The bund of the reservoir is about 1.25 miles long and the water is extending in an area of about 1,100 acres at its full supply level (Arumugam, 1969). It has one spill and one sluice (Arumugam, 1969). It is considered the largest water body in the area.


1) Arumugam, S., 1969. Water resources of Ceylon: its utilisation and development. Water Resources Board. p.112.

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This page was last updated on 1 November 2021
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